Fisheries and Livestock Minister Nkandu Luo says she will get back all land that has been encroached at the fisheries premises in Chilanga.
Professor Luo says it is shocking that land meant for the development of the fisheries sector in the country has been turned into residential use without regard of the law.
She says her ministry will get to the bottom of what she termed as ‘illegal possession’ and ensure the land is handed back for the purpose it was intended for.
Professor Luo was speaking in Chilanga when she and her Works and Supply counterpart Sylvia Chalikosa visited the department of fisheries office premises and fish ponds that have been encroached.
Meanwhile, Ms Chalikosa said officers charged to look after public assets need to be more responsible.
She said there is a lot of neglect of public property that is going to cost government a lot of money to correct.
Ms. Chalikosa disclosed that her ministry is currently taking stock of all public property for them to come up with a national policy on government assets.