Chongwe District Commissioner (DC) Frazier Musonda says lack of land is impeding development in the district.
Mr Musonda disclosed that a number of investors have shown willingness to invest in the district but lack of land is hindering would be investors from investing in the area.
He pointed out that government owns only 10 percent of land while, 90 percent is traditional land.
The District Commissioner said this when Lands and Natural Resources Minister Jean Kapata paid a courtesy call on him.
Mr Musonda appealed to the Minister to consider engaging the traditional authority to seek land that can be allocated for investment.
He noted that most of the land has been taken up by Lusaka residents.
In response, Ms Kapata counselled the District Administration to negotiate with the traditional leadership in an event that an investor wants to put a viable project.
The Minister stressed that the traditional leadership must be informed of the numerous benefits that come with sound investment.
She said investors should be encouraged to follow procedures when looking for land to set up there investment.
Ms Kapata said lack of adequate land should not deter investors from investing.
She pointed out that viable projects call for negotiating between government and the traditional leadership.