Jean kapata, MP, Minister of Lands and Natural Resources
Jean kapata, MP, Minister of Lands and Natural Resources

This is Zambia’s Draft National Land Policy and as such is a working document and not a final policy document. It should not be quoted and interpreted as the policy of the Government of Zambia or any other government ministry or department until it has been finally agreed to and adopted.

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Foreword

During the past few years the Ministry and all the stakeholders have been involved in the preparation of a national land policy for the wellbeing of all Zambians. I now have the privilege to submit to the nation Zambia’s first comprehensive national land policy. This is in line with the desires expressed by various quarters of society on the need for a comprehensive land policy to guide land administration and management for the protection of the land resource for the benefit of present and future generations.

The land policy puts into effect the equality of citizens to land wherever they may be in Zambia. From now, citizens will enjoy similar legal protection of rights and freedoms to own and transact in land, whether or not they are on state land or customary land. The policy has set the context in which the laws governing land will be changed and the way that land will be allocated to Zambians and non-Zambians. This land policy will enable all players in the public and private sectors to plan and efficiently manage this important and limited resource. It will enable the Government and citizens to correct indiscriminate use and poor development practices by promoting orderly management of land.

The country needs to have a disciplined land market and effective and efficient land administration and management systems in order to achieve harmonious growth and prosperity. It also needs an improved scope for handling land disputes.

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The national land policy is based on public views and expert opinions gathered through a participatory, inclusive and consultative process across the breadth and length of the country, up to holding of the national conference. This policy has also been carefully crafted to support other public policy positions such as those on environmental conservation, poverty reduction, foreign direct investments and market led development in general and specifically on successful implementation other sector policies.

The policy is a result of dialogue, sometimes explosive and emotive, but ultimately guided by goodwill and collaboration by all stakeholders. I am therefore grateful to acknowledge the contribution of all participants to the process.

I now wish to call on the nation to join hands in the implementation phase. The Government needs public support of all partners towards a Zambia where there is equitable access to secure land ownership by all Zambians, that is administered and managed efficiently and effectively for sustainable development of the country.

Honourable Jean Kapata, M.P
Minister of Lands and Natural Resources

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13 COMMENTS

  1. My chief gave my grandfather big land, my father went back to the chief 30 years later years later that family has grown. Chief extended land, he couldn’t go there because of age, but told messenger (Kapaso) that until he reaches a stream with 3 antihills. I was in that team, marking every sing big tree. I know our boundaries.
    Who is Jean Kapata to come and get a share of our land. Who are you Jean, wiso ninani?
    No thanks, download what??? I will not put any junk on my computer.

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    • That’s why is called a draft..if you have issues voice them now or else you will be like the opposition party that goes crying after the elections!!

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  2. Thanks Lusaka times. Please give us a copu of the proposed health insurance bill as well so that we read it gor ourselves. People are blindly debating it

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    • @#2, The proposed health insurance bill is already doing some rounds online. I have read it myself.

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  3. I can see a lot of intention to “develop guidelines” in there – that’s not a policy, that’s intention to develop a policy later. You need to redraft the laws not state what you want in vague terms. Anyway we can spend time reading…

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    • And I forgot to thank ba LT for uploading, we need more of this factual support to the public. Asante sana

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    • Its because of dunderheads like yourselves who lack reading culture did we end up with a vague constitution!!

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  4. This is a draft meant to be debated, so that people who don’t agree with certain sections can forward their concerns for consideration and possible enactment. It’s a lengthy document that needs time to read and understand before commenting. I have already seen unjustified accusations being made against innocent stakeholders, without justification. After all will have been taken care of and agreed by the majority, only when will the final draft be considered for enactment. For now just forward your concerns to the relevant authorities.

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  5. This is great, it’s what you should have done. All of us are stakeholders, now we will either judge you fairly or harshly. I like your sincerity. Olo nshakwebafye, Jean ulamoneka bwino ukuchila Moono Lubezhi

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  6. LT why are you not telling us about police flooding luanshya to block CK addressing his constituents ??

    You are now a real PF mouth piece.

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  7. Thanks for uploading the document.
    We are known to come up with excellent documents which we later shelve. Hoping this is not one of them. Anyway, the conflict about land between Jean Kapata and traditional leaders is a consequence of having two layers of authority: Elected govt and traditional leaders. We have clearly defined who is who.

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  8. After too much hype, there are surprisingly very few comments on the draft. Maybe it is true that we are not into reading. Talking about reading, the insurance bill seems fine. the borne of contention is that people will be ‘taxed’ further. Fair point but what options are there? Health care is expensive whichever model you adopt.
    #happyreading!

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