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Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Land Administration in Zambia

A recent parliamentary report provides a good assessment of the state of land administration in Zambia. A big conclusion is that the country is desperately in need of a national policy on land. But even more desperate is that we do not have proper lands registry because there has been no land audit in Zambia since independence. So no one knows who owns what land and in what proportion. The report is also available via the National Assembly

Chola Mukanga | Economist | Writer
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1 comment:

  1. This is a very interesting document and up till now I was unaware of the absence of statistics on land allocation and ownership in Zambia. What is troubling is that the GRZ does not know how much land is foreign-owned or what use it is being put to (red flag for environmentalists).
    I am confident a policy will be agreed upon soon enough, the challenge (as always in developing countries) will be whether or not Zambia has the labor force skilled enough to implement it.


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