06 Dec 2017 GLTN supported land interventions in Zambia accelerate
As previously reported on this platform, GLTN in close collaboration with national government authorities and national partners is supporting three key land interventions in Zambia. These processes have accelerated in the last few months as witnessed in a recent monitoring exercise between the 12/11/2017-16/11/2017 where the GLTN mission team accompanied by the UN Habitat Country office-Zambia interacted with implementing partners to establish progress of different interventions currently underway in this Southern Africa country.
• A new version of a National Land Policy has been drafted with the leadership of the Ministry of Lands, Natural Resources and Environment Protection, and in consultation with various land stakeholders including with the customary chiefs who are responsible in managing more than 90% of land resources in the country. It is expected that early next year, the National Land Policy will be adopted by the Cabinet.
• PPHPZ in close coordination with His Royal Highness Chief Chamuka and elders has managed to undertake the participatory enumeration and mapping work in three villages of Chamuka Chiefdom (Shipunga, Bulemu and Kaputula) comprising of 2,000 hectares with about 150 households.
• Lusaka City Council has enumerated and mapped approximately 6,000 households in Kanyama Settlement, the largest urban informal settlement in Zambia. The data entry and analysis has commenced and is currently being supported by Ms. Thandikosi Gracious Dewah from Zimbabwe who was mobilized through the Volunteer Community Surveyor Program (VCSP), a joint programme between GLTN, International Federation of Surveyors (FIG), FIG Young Surveyors Network and FIG Foundation