BY SYLVESTER KAUMBA
The Alliance for Good Governance has welcomed President Lungu’s directive to the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources to come up with a revised land Act and policy which will ensure that land is protected for future generations.
Alliance for Good Governance President Joseph Chileshe says his organisation has noted with concern at the rate foreign nationals are acquiring huge chunks of land and the expense of Zambians.
Mr Chileshe has told Komboni Radio News in an interview that there is need for the Ministry of Land to ensure that the land Act is quickly revised for the betterment of the local people.
On Friday during President Lungu’s national address in parliament, the head of state noted with concern over the illegal manner in which land is being sold to foreigners.
President Lungu noted that the country risk rendering its children landless going by the rate at which people are selling land to foreigners.
The Presidents observed that the indiscriminate sale of land has an ultimate effect on the children who may end up as squatters in their own land.