Minister vows to deal with council officials involved in chiefdom sale scandal

As new details emerge of the alleged involvement of a chief’s brother in the controversial sale of an entire chiefdom in Zambia’s Central Province, Local Government Minister Vincent Mwale has vowed to deal with council officials implicated in the scandal. “Appropriate action will be taken against any council official found…

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Investigation into chiefdom sale to probe alleged collusion at local council, ministry of lands

A probe ordered by Zambian Minister of Lands Jean Kapata into the controversial sale of an entire chiefdom by a traditional leader has revealed alleged collusion. It is believed to involve government officials at the local council and ministry of lands, sources close to the investigation said. The sources who…

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Chiefdom land sale sparks national outrage in Zambia

The controversial sale of land covering an entire chiefdom – while displacing smallholder farmers – has sparked a national outrage in Zambia. Zambians took to social media and radio to denounce the sale, describing it as the epitome of greed. Minister of Lands Jean Kapata was not spared as the…

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Agri extension officers under fire for FISP malpractice

Farmers have alleged that agriculture extension officers are responsible for the malpractice rampant in the administration of the Farmer Input Support Programme (FISP). President of the National Union of Small-Scale Farmers Association (NUSSFZ) Frank Kayula urged government to deal with extension officers in areas where 20 000 ineligible beneficiaries of…

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