Permanent Secretary, Chanda Kasolo investigates land wrangle in Vubwi

Government has launched investigations into a land misunderstanding where 202 farmers and their families face displacement from Farm D98 in Vubwi district.
Eastern Province Permanent Secretary, Chanda Kasolo has told Breeze News that he will personally investigate the matter because he sympathises with the farmers.
He says that some of the affected women cried when they presented their grievances during a meeting he held with them on Monday in Vubwi district.
Mr. Kasolo says that there are insinuations by farmers that they will be removed from the farm since Zambia’s High Commissioner to Australia, George Zulu had obtained title to the land.
He however, says that he would be surprised if title has been issued to Mr. Zulu because title for any land beyond 250 hectors must be approved by the republican president before being issued.
Mr. Kasolo doubted the insinuations by the farmers on Mr. Zulu having title to the land stating that he will have to find out from Ministry of Lands.
He says that as a province, they want to get an inquiry to verify that there are no people on the land and that there are no incumbencies to the existing water rights.
And efforts by Breeze News to get a comment from Mr. Zulu, who is currently based in Australia, proved futile.

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