Kambwili speaks for the poor


CHIEF government spokesperson Chishimba Kambwili has directed councils country-wide to be considerate of the poor people when allocating residential plots.
Speaking when he addressed over 200 families that have been displaced from Chinese-owned Jonken Farm, where they had been squatting in Maposa yesterday, Mr Kambwili said the local authorities should not only sell land to the rich but should also empower the poor with residential plots at reasonable prices.
He said poor people also deserve to own land but could only do so when councils sell plots at reasonable prices.
“Land should not only be for the rich. Councils should consider the poor people when allocating land. Government will not neglect the poor people,” Mr Kambwili said.
The Minister of Information and Broadcasting Services called for calm among the squatters who have been displaced from Jonken Farm as Government looks into their issue.
Mr Kambwili also advised Zambians not to build houses on land that does not belong to them to avoid being displaced by the owners or having their houses demolished by local authorities.
He said people should always follow the right procedure when acquiring land as Government will not entertain lawlessness.
Mr Kambwili, who is also Roan member of Parliament (MP), said Government would work hard to ensure all Zambians have access to land as opposed to having a situation where land should only be a preserve of the rich.
The minister was accompanied by Luanshya mayor Gordon Siwale and Roan Constituency chairperson Nebart Matatiyo.

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