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HH also has land in Controversial Forest, Jean Kapata tells Parliament

Headlines HH also has land in Controversial Forest, Jean Kapata tells Parliament

Jean kapata, MP, Minister of Lands and Natural Resources
Jean kapata, MP, Minister of Lands and Natural Resources

Lands and Natural Resources Minister Jean Kapata has told parliament that the United Party for National Development(UPND) leader Hakainde Hichilema also has a piece of land in Forest 26 which was also excised from Forest 27 .

Ms. Kapata was responding the nominated Member of Parliament, Rapheal Nakachinda in Parliament who wanted to know those that have been allocated in Forest 27

This was after delivering a ministerial statement on a point of order that was raised by Mazabuka Member of Parliament Gary Nkombo on the status of forest number 27 in Parliament.

Ms. Kapata said government Degazzetted Lusaka East local forest number 27 to allow the Lusaka district to meet the growing development needs.

President Lungu signed SI No 62 of 2017 degazetting of the Forest number 27.

Critics of the Forest 27 wondered why  President signed what they termed a destructive SI, knowing very well that forest reserve 27 is the only forest remaining in Lusaka and a recharge area for Chalimbana and Chongwe rivers.

Critics further argue that all the Zambian Presidents, from Kenneth Kaunda, FTJ Chiluba, Levy Mwanawasa, Rupiah Banda, to Sata, resisted and protected this forest from land scavengers and wondered why President Lungu had seen it fit to Degazatte the forest and have it shared as plots, disregarding the danger and risks involved in what they described as a  careless decision

According to reports, the Water Resources Management Authority (WARMA) wrote a letter to Lusaka Province Planning Authority and expressed serious concerns regarding this development since Forest Number 27 is a groundwater recharge area and also feeds the river systems in the Chalimbana sub-catchment:

“Degazetting this forest for residential plots will threaten water resource availability as this may result in some water sources drying up. As such, WARMA is considering declaring Forest 27 as a Water Resource Protection Area as provided in section 29(1) and 93(1) of the WRM Act. We write to your office seeking confirmation if indeed Forest Number 27 is Degazatted and if there are plans from your Planning Authority to develop this area as depicted in the attached map from Murray Anderson”.

Critics further advised that if President Lungu had nothing to benefit from forest 27 and was misled by his minister of Lands, he should quickly rescind his decision to Degazatte forest 27 as it was not late, adding  that all the developments done so far in the  forest reserve be stopped and the process of getting that land back into a forest be started, and that all those who own plots in this forest must pay for the cost of restoring that land back into a forest reserve.

 

 

 

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44 COMMENTS

  1. A dull person who is asked a question will always not answer that question but choose to deflect attention on to other issues. The question asked was not whether HH owns land in that area. You were asked to defend the current situation pertaining in the administtation of the land in that area which is under your ministry. What obsession do you have with HH. is HH in your government? HH is merely a private citizen who is leading the biggest oppostion party. He has no obligation or duties as a public officer. You are accountable to the zambian people at the moment and not HH. Education is indeed important. This is simple compehension that you are failing and you think you can manage an entire ministry?

    • HH is a disguised thief that is why he should never be elected President. If you invited a person to your house and you put him in the kitchen but he looted you, never put him in your bedroom! He will haul everything in the house to PANAMA.

    • Sharon ( Kaiser zulus harlot), numbers don’t like. I currently have 6 up votes while you have only 1 with 2 down votes. Let us leave the zambians to decide whose statement they feel accurately represents the current situation. Pass my regards to Kaiser zulu

    • At a time when climate change is biting, just to justify forest 27 destruction, one has come up with such analogy, just because woodlands extension, ibex, bauleni, state lodge, part of chilanga area are now inhabited by humanoids, then she sees no problem with 27 hitting the highway. Is this the new way of climate change mitigation measures they have put in place?

    • When Anonymous tells you guys that Politicians share the same table and eat on the same plate you think Anonymous is nuts….Politicians all over the world are crooks…Benjamin Netanyahu going to jail for Corruption and bribery and theft…Mnangangwa has finished all what was left by Mugabe and he wants to name every street in Harare Mnangangwa…so no one should lie to you and promise you a bright future…the secret is your two hands and your brains…use your medulla…..dont cry for HH or Bandit President Lungu

    • So PF bandits are now admitting that they’re corrupt…HH is not in government so dont worry about him…..just like if they catch you stealin you cant say no am not the only one even ntwanikane is a thief…PF bandits you’ve been caught…time will come for HH to be caught red handed but as for now we dealing with PF bandits…and remember i just told you guys expect more distractions as we approach 2021…

    • That parliament muli sana ifipuba. If its not Fonte then its fantasizing HH.
      In 19teen whores used to be smart. But aya amauule yamu 2019 are so dull.
      HH. HH. HH so if HH support Forest 27 sharing, will PF also support homosexuality?
      Hoooo sorry HH don’t support gays, he only support land sharing.

    • Ichi ichi muntu chakula balechi tomba kuli wishi. How can you be this stupid. first and last time I have insulted

  2. I SOMETIMES GET SO UPSET WITH OUR CABINET MINISTERS IN THE PF REGIME,THERE IN GOVERNMENT AND PRESIDING OVER THE ZAMBIAN PEOPLE’S AFFAIRS.LET THEM SHOULDER THE BLAIM ON FOREST 27.WHY BRING REASONS WHICH ARE IRRELEVANT ~ ISSUES OF FOREST 26.HAS THE MINISTER JUST AWAKEN FROM SLUMBER TO START YAPPING .NO WONDER THERE’S A LOT OF DAY DREAMING IN THE PF CABINET. YOUR MOUTH BA KAPATA WILL OPEN THE PANDORA BOX.

    • Teacher: in which part of Africa can you find Zimbabwe?

      Pupil : Eswatini is also found Africa.

      Such answers are given by pupils who think they know it. Na exam echo felukila.

  3. Hahahaha…. PF just had to bring HH in the forest 27.

    We are not talking about forest 1 or forest 26, we are questioning forest 27, I hope HH will demolish all the houses in forest 27.

    We have id!ots in power

  4. One wonders how we ended up with such dull ministers, who cannot defend their positions and worse still cannot apologise and try to rectify their errors. Why mention HH? we want to know the next step of correcting the error done.

  5. The fact that you bribed HH with land in the Forest 26 does not make the whole thing right – NO. The story is not about HH its about you as PF and your deceits – kwasila!!!!! We are not interested whether HH has land in the Forest or not. We are talking about beans and not buses and horses here. Notice the difference please.
    Kikiki!!!! Next time people complain about the Challenger II having costed too much when the government is supposed to build more schools she will argue that even HH bought his car from the same company – Yaba!!!.
    Disaster!!!

  6. The question is who is in the pilot seats of this small plane called Zambia? It would seem that the pilot seats are empty and that’s cause for worry! It means we are on autopilot without the crew in the cockpit! What is worrying is one of the passengers by the name HH seems to be the one flying the plane! We can as well put him in the Cockpit since the Captain has irresponsibly matters to chance and guess work putting passengers in grave danger! Zambia needs a serious Forensic Audit to unmask mass plunder!!

  7. It is kind of situpete to justify a wrong with another wrong. That does not make it right for CJ, speaker and land minister to also share forest 27.

  8. You see what type of uneducated people you have entrusted to look after you in Zambia? They can’t respond to simple questions in parliament. This is why they are still up in arms about the “gayism”or whatever they have named the issue. They fail to demonstrate any ability to comprehend the significance of simple questions or comments. How did they get through high school exams? Did they actually pass or they bribed someone? Taking issues out of context and making empty , embarrassing noises !!

  9. This is the difference between developed nations and Africa. A wrong is a wrong. If HH is part of the wrong its not right to defend him. Infact its not only HH but some UPND members also have land in Forest 27. And Mr Katuka when asked expressed ignorance despite those MPs being mentioned. Thats why its self deception to think UPND will solve the economic problems this country has because they eat together with the current Government. Why doesn’t UPND MPs walkout during salary increaments debates. Why can’t UPND propose the cancellation of MPs gratuit because retirees are not being paid. Lastly is true that UPND has no capacity to follow through the issues in the FIC report. If they are not involved why are they quiet about it and leaving it to Mr Sean Tembo whose attackers are probably…

  10. JEAN KAPATA FOR RUNNING MATE 2021, I like the way she danced out of tune with ECL. This woman is sexy, intelligent and does not tolerate corruption. I want to see her become President in 2026.

  11. These Up and down party guys are so sarcastic on social media. They insult and treat their ever losing party president as if he was a small god. Now they want to bring gayism in Zambia because they want funding from foreigners. U will be taught a lesson in 2021.They are busy criticizing govt on the Forest issue and yet their leader is also a beneficiary .Stop this hypocrisy !

  12. Is HH the measure of morality now? It doesn’t make right even HH or Lungu was allocated a piece.

  13. Mmmmmm…..ati “due to the growing development needs in Lusaka”. Zambia is relatively vast. There’s plenty of land out there waiting and wanting to be developed. Why too much concentration on Lusaka? Let’s also develop other places mwebantu. Mwabashani kanshi?

  14. When we say these id1ots are dull, people think we just hate these morons for no reason, the thing is, these baboons in govt are dander heads starting with scatter teeth, the biggest thorn in our back side currently, that ka worst president on earth needs to be hung after he is done ukubuta with our country.

  15. That HH also has a piece of land does not justify your reckless wanton plunder of resources. A thieving and irresponsible cabal in government opened up the land for acquisition and others responded. Jean and your lot are as guilty as hell. Dragging in other people to go down with you does not make you any less guilty of wrong doing.

  16. So hh can be bribed by the corrupt pf. I wonder what else they have given him. Opposing cadres are busy killing each other while the top brass are eating together and sharing the country’s assets. I don’t trust politicians. Unpd is worried that by the time they come into power they will find everything has been stolen by pf, hence they will not have anything to steal for themselves. Don’t be cheated that they have your back. Just work hard bane.

  17. Can we please have these Boneheads like SHARON, KUDOS and the likes comment on the Mukula Cartel. Why so silent on that very important issue, obviously beneficiaries, no doubt!

  18. Comment:Some people can be very dull and very ignorant about how to react to simple matters, how is it that the people we call honorable are such dull to comprehend simple questions? it is more like the council opens up an area for plots, I believe every interest Zambian can access land and if that land has questions in future individuals should not be blamed but the council. let the people responsible take the blame period

  19. HH is not part of the Government nor the ruling party. UPND people insult and treat their ever losing party president as if he was a small god. Now they want to bring gayism in Zambia because they want funding from foreigners.HH having a piece of land doesn’t mean anything neither does it mean that he has authority.

  20. How do you expect Mr. President to your useless questions its share wastage of time. Change your mindset and begin to think positively, And say no to Social media propaganda. Please refuse to participate in spreading divisive propaganda on whatsapp facebook, and twitter.

  21. The way to deal with who ever is on that is by saying no single development will be allowed there,if he/she paid anything to anyone get back your money

  22. Maybe Zambians in parliament are just all dull. Let the High court rule Zambia, it seems our MPs and ministers are all sketchy. This woman makes me upset every time I see her.

  23. May be Zambians are just fragmented.Whoever has not sinned should be the first to throw a stone at this woman is the answer.Lets investigate those vying for leadership at every level before they are entrusted.

  24. SO IF HH HAS PLOT IN THAT FOREST, DOES THAT LEGALIZE YOUR INSENSITIVITY TO THIS RIVER SOURCE? IF HH FOLLOWED PROCEDURE AS PER LAW, DOESN’T HE AS A CITIZEN HAVE THE RIGHT TO ACQUIRE LAND FOR A PLOT WHEN ADVERTISED? WHY DOES THE PF WANT TO INFUSE HH IN EVERY WRONG DOING OF THEIRS?
    ‘SUN DAY CHANDAR’, ‘BALLMAN LOOSE AMBLE’ AND OTHERS MUST LEARN TO APOLOGIZE WHEN THEY ARE WRONG!

  25. THE PF WANT TO INFUSE HH IN EVERY WRONG DOING OF THEIRS becaue he is a perfect example of smart wrong doers!! Check, what hasnt he done that corrupt people are doing these days.

  26. Now it’s easy to see that some Ministers are not sleeping good because of HH. All of them are just pointing fingers at HH. I didn’t know that some of the Zambians are layers. This should stop, its not fair for HH

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