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Chipimo condems the ban on sale of customary land

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Elias Chipimo Junior
Elias Chipimo Junior

National Restoration Party (NAREP) President Elias Chipimo says the ban of the sale of customary land has not been properly explained.

Mr. Chipimo has told Q fm in an interview that they must be a detailed explanation to the Zambian people and a proper procedure set out as to what will happen particularly where transactions have already started.

Mr. Chipimo notes that there are already clear procedures in place such as approval of the chiefs or the council before selling citing that they want to know what has gone wrong.

He adds that if investigations need to be conducted to deal with dubious sales, then they should be carried out rather than a complete ban.

Mr. Chipimo further states that a complete ban on the sale of customary land may slow down development in certain areas much as government may be trying to protect unscrupulous biddings in land.

And Lands Mninister, Harry Kalaba, has maintained that the ban if final and government has no intentions of reversing the ban.

13 COMMENTS

  1. Sir Ba Chipomo you actually have a point, you have made suggestions of dealing with the problem and have at the same time outlined how best to deal with the culprits. Banning the sale completely is not doing the entire purpose of reaping from such a gift justice, I hope someone out there sees sense in what this sensible gentleman has said and deal with the problem, not stamping their feet like a angry child!

    • What beats logic is that there is a law that governs the sale of customary land, which law was enacted by parliament, and yet one persons just stands up and announces a ban without announcing the amendment of the law if any! MPs were said to have supported the ban, but the law remains unchanged. Where do we stand with our governance issues?

  2. kalaba ‘s behavior is a reflection of poor leadership. Knee jerk reactions are a sign of refusing to reason. We don’t need such myopic ministers in Zambia. They are retarding progress and they have never exquisitely applied logic in matters affecting the country.

    • How do you say poor leader leadership to honorable Minister. The man does not have any leadership qualities not even the bad ones you are referring to.

  3. Thank you for space to express a comment ……. from ZWD which does not publish my comments.

    On Hon. Mulusa, solwezi central…

    Yoyena mwinilunga …. K1,000 is normal. Some well to do people in my Church give from K1,500 to K10,000 and tithes range from K150 to K30,000. If you are in a church that cannot give K1,000 as offering it is either it is located in a poor rural area or members are not genuine believers.

  4. From ZWD..

    Yoyena mwinilunga …. K1,000 is normal. Some well to do people in my Church give from K1,500 to K10,000 and tithes range from K150 to K30,000. If you are in a church that cannot give K1,000 as offering it is either it is located in a poor rural area or members are not genuine believers.

  5. Chipimo For 2016. Wise Counsel, hope the GRZ takes it up. Its unwise to criminalise everything you see rather than removing the bad eggs and encourage the good ones to flourish. Zambia needs to be developed by both the Goverment and its Citizens. Criminalising a clean transaction leaves much to be desired. Can the Minister explain to us what the correct procedure is in aquiring customary land? rather than using a blanket statement leaving every one to wonder and in a confused state. There are two types of land (Customary and State land) what are the procedures and how and when did customary land aquisition became crimimal and how did state land aquisition remain legal at the same time? Confusing…

  6. The ban is ok but if for example a chief sold land unlawfully why should the Ministry of lands issue Title deeds to these investors. The point is that The control on this illegality lies with Lands Ministry not with the chiefs. There is more mess at the Ministry than with the chiefs. Ask the Chinese

  7. COUNCILS has no land to give out,people are relying on the customary land to build their houses.What government should do is simply to extend council’s hectares/boundaries than banning the sale of land.

  8. This is bad behaviour actually it is not even close to good governance. Why do we have ifikopo as ministers, they cant do simple consultation and research….. eish!!!! Zambia is not yo pit latrine were today u use soft tissue tomoro you use a leaf you dull chaps. Kanshi mufuma kwisa? U are not working here just wasting tax payers money shame!!!!

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