- Category: Campaign Issues
- Published on Tuesday, 21 October 2008 00:00
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Institutions of land acquisition have been the most corrupt entities in which only the powerful and the well connected alone benefit in land ownership. Poor women, young people, the physically challenged and other less fortunate citizens have no chance of happily owning a piece of land. The current land distribution system leaves too much to be desired.
The powerful and well connected are busy sharing the best land for all purposes while the poor remain without entitlement to land in their own country.
UPND offers improved land management and delivery systems. Land belongs to Zambians. Zambians including those who live outside the country should have access to their land to build houses, factories and industries on, grow food and for other productive use such as security for loan financing. The Ministry of Lands should, in consultation with traditional rulers, avail more land on title, facilitate and not hinder citizens from accessing and owning land while ensuring that rural communities are left with enough land to meet their needs.
better land use planning (master and specific use plans including roads and bridges), quick processing (approval or rejection) of applications, adequate monitoring and control of plan implementation.