Vice President, Inonge Wina ,has directed the Solwezi Municipal Council to give offer letters to people in unplanned compounds of Highland, Humphrey Mulemba villa pack, Mushitala and Chawama so that they can own land.
Ms Wina says it is important for people to own land because for many years Zambians have failed to acquire land in their own country.She said Zambians need to be given an opportunity to own land in their own country because it is not easy to own land in foreign countries.
Ms Wina said this yesterday when she addressed a public rally at Solwezi Trades Training Institute in Solwezi Central constituency.
The Vice President further advised the Solwezi Municipality to work with traditional leaders to acquire more land that should be given to retrenched miners so that they can venture into agriculture.
She said the Patriotic Front government’s focus on economic diversification is mainly on promoting agriculture rather than heavily relying on copper.
Meanwhile, Ms Wina has handed over one of the Higer buses under the Youth Empowerment programme to the North-western Province Public and Private Drivers Association of Zambia.
She said President Edgar Lungu’s government is interested in taking care of the needs of the vulnerable in society through various empowerment programmes.
Ms Wina has wound up her campaign tour of North-western province which saw her addressing public rallies in all the 12 constituencies in the province.