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Government will not tolerate land encroachments in national parks-Chitotela

Headlines Government will not tolerate land encroachments in national parks-Chitotela

Tourism and Arts Minister Hon. Ronald Chitotela says Government will not tolerate land encroachments in national parks.

Speaking when he checked on the Chikomeno GIZ funded project at Lukusuzi national park in Lumezi district, Eastern province , Hon.Chitotela said eviction of people illegally staying in national parks is non negotiable.

He said mostly people who encroach national parks do it purely for criminal activities such as poaching but hiding under the guise of being fishermen.
Hon. Chitotela expressed happiness that illegal settlers in Lukusuzi national park have been completely removed and the area is ready for animal restocking.
” We will not condone illegalities. All those illegally staying in national parks will have to move out and there will be no compensation. Those in Kafue national park will also have to move out because they have where they are coming from,” Hon.Chitotela said.

“People who do encroachments in national parks do it purely for criminal activities such as poaching but hiding in the name of being fishermen. If land encroachments in national parks is not dealt with, the country will be left with nothing in terms of wildlife,” he said.

And Hon. Chitotela assured the Department of National Wildlife and Parks that he will stand with them in their execution of duties.

He said officers under the Department of National Wildlife and Parks are Heroes because they are working hard to safeguard wildlife for future generations.

Meanwhile, Hon. Chitotela expressed happiness with the implementation of the chikomeno GIZ funded project at Lukusuzu national park.
He said Government continues to enjoy a good working relationship with the Germans.

Tourism and Arts Minister Hon. Ronald Chitotela checks on the implementation of the Chikomeno GIZ funded projects and checks on the operations at Lukusuzi National park situated in Lumezi district, Eastern province.
Tourism and Arts Minister Hon. Ronald Chitotela checks on the implementation of the Chikomeno GIZ funded projects and checks on the operations at Lukusuzi National park situated in Lumezi district, Eastern province.

11 COMMENTS

  1. Oh puleeez ,isn’t this the same gov’t tolerating illegal harvesting/export of Mukula trees? Next lie please…?

  2. Why do zambian ministers let their bellies take over everything ????

    As soon as they become ministers , the pot belly begins as if they are 24 months pregnant………

  3. Even humans encroach on other human’s land. It happened to me when squatters took over my land. I took them to court and won but to no avail. O was later accused of being evil for allegedly burning their illegal structures on my land

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  4. The problem when everyone knows that you are a thief like Chitotela in public office is that even when you say something sensible people will not take you seriously as you have no integrity…the only person to blame is the appointing authority who is always inept only acts when its too late like at MOH where people have lost confidence in the whole ministry.

  5. There are no points guessing who the PF minister in the photo is? Their big huge stomachs always gives them away…the man is just 48 years

  6. Chitotela works hard and is one of the few innovative ministers, his un doing is his past, but people reform and he looks like a good guy. Lets give him the benefit of doubt however that does not mean giving him the vote again

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  7. Yes enchroachment in national parks is bad,but the people who like this tendency are the people from chipata,these my trouble cousins are a very big headache!

  8. Look at the patriotic front of the minister. They are getting fatter and fatter by the day. They tried to hide what they eat by jogging but it is not working.

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