United Peaceful and Prosperous Zambia (UPPZ) President Charles Chanda has accused Government that through Ministry of Agriculture is selling rural prime land to foreign nationals in the name of farming blocks.
In an interview in Lusaka yesterday, Mr. Chanda alleged that Agriculture Minister Dora Siliya recently handed over three hundred and forty thousand hectares of land to the Chinese to form farming blocks and another two thousand hectares of land is yet to be flogged to foreigners who will employ Zambians.
Mr. Chanda has raised suspicion over the sale of land to foreigners through Agriculture Minister Dora Siliya instead of the appropriate Ministry of Lands headed by Ms. Jean Kapata.
“Government that through Ministry of Agriculture is selling rural prime land to foreign nationals in the name of farming blocks” Banda said
The straight-talking United Peaceful and Prosperous Zambia (UPPZ) leader has since cautioned foreigners who have acquired land from the Patriotic Front (PF) Government of repossession for the benefit of Zambians once his party forms government in 2021.
And when contacted by Pan African Radio News at Press time, Minister of Lands Jean Kapata declined to comment as she was in a meeting.
“Am in a meeting that is why am cutting your line” Kapata said