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Government selling rural prime land to foreign nationals in the name of farming blocks.

Economy Government selling rural prime land to foreign nationals in the name...

Western Provincial Agriculture Coordinating Officer Alex Chilala (r) showing ripe rice grains to Mongu District Commissioner Susiku Kamona (c) and Chief Namutwi (l) during the launch program for Rice Seed Harvesting activities supported by Steward Globe Limited (AFRISEED) at Namushakende Farming Institute in Mongu
Western Provincial Agriculture Coordinating Officer Alex Chilala (r) showing ripe rice grains to Mongu District Commissioner Susiku Kamona (c) and Chief Namutwi (l) during the launch program for Rice Seed Harvesting activities supported by Steward Globe Limited (AFRISEED) at Namushakende Farming Institute in Mongu
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

7 COMMENTS

  1. Terrorists are secretly buying land in an isolated villages. One day they will rise their black jihad flag, Then Zambians will be enslaved

  2. THE ANSWER TO AVOIDING SELLING LAND TO FOREIGNERS IS IN A LAW THAT COMPELLS FOREIGN INVESTORS PARTNERING WITH LOCAL INVESTORS. LET ZAMBIANS BUY LAND WHICH CAN BE USED AS CAPITAL WHEN JOING UP WITH FOREIGN INVESTORS.

  3. I have noted with concern the lack of interest and commitment to dealing with land issues inn Zambia by successive governments. It is as if they don’t care. Land is a crucial commodity that we should safe guard jealously. Look at SA and its land distribution. So unfair. A few generations from now we will look back and rue the wanton selling of land to foreigners. There is need for the powers that be to bring to a stop this madness and secure our grandchildren’s future.

  4. “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.”….

    Chanda, Jean Kapata is EVEN MORE CORRUPT than Siliya !!! Do you think that will make any difference ?

    PF THIEVES selling Zambia to the highest bidder. So they can buy houses in London and spend their ill gotten gains!

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