Power and Politics

Hichilema govt accused of favouring foreigners in land administration


Leadership Movement has accused government of favouring foreign investors over Zambians in land administration.

Party Secretary-General, Jairos Ngoma, alleged that government under the leadership of President Hakainde Hichilema did not have the interest of Zambians at Heart.

Addressing a media briefing in Lusaka on Saturday, Ngoma cited the recent incident where marketers at Munyaule market were evicted in favour of the lease that had been given to a named foriegn investor.

He also cited government’s decision to give 120,000 hectares of land to a named foriegn investor in Kanyerere area of Mpika District of Muchinga Province.

“This government does not have the interest of Zambians at heart, they have misplaced priorities such creating by-elections and giving land to foreigners at the expense of Zambians,” Ngoma said.

He added that government had gone ahead to sell Mopani mine to a little known investor from Abu Dhabi and did not want to tell Zambians about the deal.

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Ngoma further accused government of under utilising the natural resources such as minerals and had created a situation for criminals to take advantage to loot the resources.

“What happened to the Sugilite which was intercepted by the Police and forfeited to the state. What happened to the people who were fired because of this scandal?” he asked.

Ngoma wondered why government was surrendering land, mineral resources when other countries like Russia and Ukraine were fighting over the same things.

“Government displaced people in Chingola on the Copperbelt Province with impunity and has up to date not compensated anyone,” he claimed.

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