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Tuesday, June 8, 2021

National Land Policy launched to address challenging issues in land administration

Headlines National Land Policy launched to address challenging issues in land...

Government is optimistic that the launch of the National Land Policy will help improve land administration and management across the country.

Minister of Lands and Natural Resources Jean Kapata has expressed hope that the land policy will not only address administration and management concerns for the present generation, but also for future generations to come.

The Minister was speaking in Lusaka today, when she officially launched the National Lands Policy, which she did virtually.

Ms Kapata notes that the policy is aimed at addressing most of the issues that have been a challenge in land administration, and could not be comprehensively addressed by the other existing land policies, with the principle being the Lands Act of 1985.

“The lack of a comprehensive policy framework in the sector has been a major obstacle to addressing many land related challenges in the sector” she said.

She mentioned that some of the challenges that the policy targets to address include land encroachment, land displacements, land disputes and inadequate availability of serviced land, which is in view of the growing population.

The Minister of Lands and Natural Resources further highlighted that some of the key changes in the policy include electronic processing and issuance of land title, allocation of land to women, youths and persons with disabilities, among other changes.

The Minister also commended President Edgar Lungu, the House of Chiefs and other stakeholders who were directly involved in ensuring that the document is delivered successfully.

9 COMMENTS

  1. How about foreigners acquiring large chunks of land like your Chink friends…let this Mukula thief Jean Kapata go to China and see if she can buy a pit latrine!!

  2. The draft policy document was widely circulated, why has the final document been treated with such veiled secrecy? We want to know if the concerns that were raised by various stakeholders have been taken into account. Ufisanji mambala? Land ownership and tenure has become a very hot topic. In the interest of the nation please avail us a copy of that policy and please be open to further amendments if it’s noticed that you have included or omitted to address very important matters that might grossly affect the welfare of owners the land who’re the Zambians

  3. The government needs to seriously look at the details on those title deeds. The information on title deeds does not reflect Today’s Zambia. That is still an old colonial document where you replaced King/Queen with President. We also need clarity and transparency on the leases and how huge chunks are ending up in foreign hands.

  4. @Futurezed, we are all children of one Allah. There is no foreigner here. Let land be occupied and we multiply as per his command. Wish you Eid Mubarak. Enjoy qurbani , goat, cow, impala, warthog, Allah created these for us. Let us celebrate Eid on Thursday. Allah is great.

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