Ministry of Land Jean Kapata in Kasama at the launch of ZAFFICO Kasama Forest Plantation
Ministry of Land Jean Kapata in Kasama at the launch of ZAFFICO Kasama Forest Plantation

Minister of Lands and Natural Resources Jean Kapata has given the Commission of Lands a two weeks ultimatum to issue Chirundu residents offer letters.

Ms Kapata was incensed after learning that Chirundu residents have not been given offer letters since they applied in 2016.

The Minister wondered why the Commission of Lands has taken long to issue offer letters to applicants recommended by the district Council.

Ms Kapata pointed out that the delay by the Commission in issuance of offer letters will hamper the distribution of title deeds.

She disclosed that the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources has an ambitious programme this year of issuing 75,000 title deeds per quarter.

The Minister questioned how the programme will be achieved if the Commission of Lands is dragging in issuing offer letters to applicants.

She was responding to Chirundu District Council Secretary, John Mwanza who wanted the Minister to intervene over the matter.

Mr Mwanza complained that the Council submitted the recommended documentation of applicants in 2016 to the Commission of Lands.

He implored the Minister to consider addressing the matter with the commission.

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  1. This issuing of title deeds to inhabitants of rural settlement is the only positive thing to done the PF so far.

    Please Kapata issue all the rural residents with TDs to enable them borrow from banks in order to buy farming equipment and inputs without government help.

    I have long advocated for this to happen in Zambia and the whole of Africa at large.

    Good move but please stump out the massive corruption at ministry of land.

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