Task force formed to curb illegal land allocation

GOVERNMENT has set up a joint task force to help curb the illegal allocation of land countrywide.

Lands Minister Harry Kalaba said in Lusaka yesterday that his ministry had come up with various ways on how best illegal land allocation could be dealt with.
He said that includes the setting up of a land audit tribunal which would start its work in January next year.
Mr Kalaba said the tribunal would be launched as soon as funds allocated in the national budget were availed.
He said the tribunal would be digitalised for people in far flung areas not to travel to Lusaka.
Mr Kalaba said the joint task force to be headed by Home Affairs deputy Minister Steven Kampyongo would ensure officials tasked to curb illegalities gathered enough evidence to warrant the arrest of culprits.
He said the task force would include officials from the ministry of Local Government and Housing, traditional leaders and other stakeholders directly involved in the allocation of land countrywide.