Chiefs walk out on Lands Minister, Jean Kapata

Chiefs walk out on Lands Minister, Jean Kapata

Land Policy validation meeting fails.

Minister of Lands and Natural Resources Jean Kapata has been embarrassed.

She called for a meeting to discuss the new land policy that has been drafted and was seeking the meeting to validate it.

Chiefs from across the country have walked out of a meeting on-going at Intercontinental Hotel in Lusaka that is discussing the draft.

The chiefs have said the draft land policy only seeks to steal their land dubiously, as it is not in the interest of Zambians but a minority few corrupt elements.

The chiefs walked out of the meeting leaving Chiefs and Traditional Affairs Minister Lawrence Sichalwe with a mouth wide open while, Lands Minister Jean Kapata was left shocked too.

Kapata has called the traditional leaders unreasonable and said they have no respect for walking out of the meeting.

The Chiefs said Kapata is trying to manipulate the land policy to benefit.

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