Chiefdom sale saga creates storm over councils

The Zambian government has suspended two councils from serving as land administration agents. Councils are under increased scrutiny after the alleged sale of an entire chiefdom in Central Province, allegedly in cahoots with the local council. Lands Minister Jean Kapata announced the suspension of Ndola and Kabwe Municipal Councils because…

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Lungu counsels chiefs on land auctioning

Zambian President Edgar Lungu says chiefs must not abuse their role by selling land to foreigners at the expense of Zambians. “The displacing of subjects by selling vast chunks of land to foreign investors must stop,” Lungu told the House of Chiefs that serves as the country’s traditional parliament. Lungu’s…

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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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Zambian chief sells entire chiefdom, displaces smallholder farmers

A Zambian chief of Central province has potentially displaced nearly 1000 smallholder farmers after he allegedly sold a large piece of land to a foreign investor. The controversial land sale has drawn a sharp reaction from lands minister Jean Kapata who has vowed to investigate the matter. Local media are…

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