The Ministry of Lands has embarked on a sensitization exercise regarding its operations and various land administration issues in Kabompo district in Northwestern province.
A team of officers from the Ministry of Lands led by Northwestern Province Lands Officer, Chisha Nsunge, is in the district for a three-day sensitization exercise.
During the three days, the officers will be attending to clients who have queries or need to have documents processed.
Mr. Nsunge told ZANIS in an interview yesterday that the recent visit to the district by other officers revealed that Kabompo needs a sensitization exercise.
He expressed hope that the exercise will be utilized adequately by Kabompo residents.
He said his office has collaborated with the Zambia News and Information Services (ZANIS) to successfully conduct the exercise.
Mr. Nsunge has since urged those with queries to seize the opportunity as government tries to take such important services closer to the people.
And Mr. Nsunge said his office is distributing land rent bills for the year 2018 noting that property owners need to have them settled to avoid being inconvenienced.
Meanwhile, Kabompo stakeholders’ chairperson Rodgers Chinyemba has welcomed the move by the government to routinely send officers from various departments especially from the provincial offices to provide missing services to people in the rural communities.
Mr. Chinyemba said such sensitization exercises should continue as some people miss out on these services because they lack information while some cannot afford to travel to other towns for the services.
He however appealed to government to quicken the process of sending machinery and contractors to work on the Kabompo township roads saying the dust is now affecting people’s health in the district.