Minister of Lands Jean Kapata (r) at COP23 in Bonn
Minister of Lands Jean Kapata (r)

The Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Hon. Jean Kapata has with immediate effect suspended the Principal – Agency relationship for Chongwe District Council as created under Paragraph 3 of land circular No 1 of 1985.

In a statement made available to the media, the Minister said that the council in Chongwe has been allocationg land without following any laid down procedure.

“I have noted that your council has continued allocating land known as Quarantine land in Chongwe without following any laid down procedure and contrary to the consent judgement” stated the letter in part.

The Statement further said that the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources was concerned with Local Authorities who have continued to allocate land in their respective areas without following the laid down procedures. This situation has resulted in bringing the office of Commissioner of Lands in disrepute and rendering it ineffective.

The suspension is with immediate effect. In the meantime the Minister expects the Chongwe District Council to hand over all applications for land to the office of the Commissioner of Lands.

The Minister has added that during this period of the suspension, all fresh applications should be directed to the Commissioner of Lands.

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23 COMMENTS

  1. Bafipoka. all PF Councils. Kalulushi, Ndola, Kabwe and Now Chongwe. even Luanshya is the same. too much corruption in Land adm especially that which belonged to the Mines and Local Authority took over. all play parks gone.

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    • The corruption you are seeing at the grassroots is straight from the top. State house is corrupt and corrupt to the core.

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    • This is nothing. First begin by asking your boss–the incompetent, clue-less Edgar Chakolwa Lungu to step down. The Chongwe folks are small fish. The Mukula bosses at State House are the real big fishes.

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    • THREE THINGS THAT WILL SEND PF TO THE GRAVE AND ITS LEADERS TO JAIL

      1. How many public toilets ( and permanent employment) could we have built with $42million?
      2. Who’s cutting and exporting Mukula trees even after the ban?
      3. Is the Mazabuka- Lusaka road still part of Zambia? Does RDA realize its economic value to this country?
      4. What do the officers responsible for public health, water and sanitation divisions do inboth the Ministry of Health and Lusaka City Council? These people are paid every month. But what exactly do the do from 08:00 to 17:00 on each of their working days? Why is there a culture of NO CONSEQUENCE for any wrongdoing in Zambia? Can we sit down and accept that with so many people dead and others in hospital there’s no one to blame?

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  2. When is Cholera reaching Southern Province so that it wipes Tongas & UNPDee kansi? They make so much noise.

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  3. ATI THAT MAN WITH A BROKEN HILL MAN FROM KABWE SHAVED HEAD. KA JAPHEN MWAKALOMBE BUSY PUSHING CHONGWE LAND BAN TO BE LIFTED.
    ATI ITS EMBARASING BOSS CHAGWA LUNGU.
    WITH CHUUMBWE THE MAYOR IS A GOOD MAN. ITS PF CLLRS AND CADRES INVOLVED WITH MWAKALOMBE SUPPORT.
    KAILI TUNANVELA ATI BA CHIEF KU CHONGWE BANA KOMAKO KULI LAND. IYI INAPWALALA.

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  4. mwakalombe is the best performing MINISTER EVER, WATCH THE SPACE HE SHALL INVESTIGATE THE MATTER AND COOPERATE WITH HON KAPATA TO CLEAR THE MESS IN CHONGWE, THIS CANT HAPPEN IN HIS CONSTITUENCY, SOON HE SHALL SPEAK OUT AND CLEAR THE MESS

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  5. This lady sold the whole island without anyone in her Government knowing, not even an area MP, then she goes to suspend someone for doing the same thing

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  6. Wish the minister can investigate on how PF member , his scrupulous company and another company has stollen land changed title for land in Kalumbila district that is for Lumwana village which is under wabituo community and not fake company registered as wabituo sand construction Ltd.

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  7. We have no leadership! It’s like scramble for Zambis everyone is stealing with impunity in the PF party from ward chairman to the head of state. It is so sad! The whole country will soon be sold because of these hungry self vultures…bakoswe! We need leadership this rot can go on! Shame on you! They are all corrupt! Please when we face the ballot let us give chance to another party and arrest all the of leaders who will fail to account for their amassed wealth!

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  8. A couple years ago Col Panji conducted investigations countrywide into councils on their handling of land issues. I did not hear of his findings or recommendations if any. Was this just a fund raising exercise?

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  9. CITIZEN i was a personal secretary to PANJI, the exercise was well concluded u need to pay ka small fee to access the report reach me on my number u now it

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  10. Jean kapata, sold lake tanganyika island, this is how corrupt she is. Freedom Sikazwe , did not even know that it was sold to a foreign with title . Poor villagers wanted to build a school, only to turned way. Freedom Sikazwe , where are you? To fight for your people.

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