A local Cultural activist’s group called Nsakwa Yaba Kaonde, of North-Western Province has appealed to traditional leaders to desist from selling land to foreigners.
Speaking during the Ntongo Traditional Ceremony of the Kaonde speaking people under Chief Chizela, Nsakwa Yaba Kaonde Vice Chairperson, Goodson Sansakuwa urged traditional leaders to welcome invests who come to do business in the province but discouraged the residents to sale land.
Mr. Sansakuwa said the land belongs to local people and the future generations hence, traditional leaders should ensure that their people have access to land for the betterment of their livelihood and that of the country.
Meanwhile, North-Western Provincial Permanent Secretary, Ephraim Mateyo has implored all ethnic groups in the country to respect their cultures and traditions.
Mr. Mateyo also assured the Nsakwa Yaba Kaonde that government has taken note of their concern and will work with traditional leaders to stop the act of selling land.