Economy

1, 000 Ex-Miners Receive Promised Land

More retrenched Mopani Copper miners have received their promise of farmland in Lufwanyama’s Luswishi Farm Block.

About 1,000 ex miners were handed their letters of offer in the latest round of beneficiaries of the government promise as part of mitigating the impact of retrenchment.

National Ex Miners and Allied Workers Association President Taulo Chewe has disclosed that 20 thousand hectares of land has been allocated to the ex-miners.

Chewe said the demarcation of farm land had delayed due to costs involved but expressed happiness that progress has been recorded.

 

He has praised President Edgar Lungu for having fulfilled the promise he made to empower ex miners with farm land.

 

Chewe has since appealed to all beneficiaries to reject the temptation of selling the land but begin farming activities to sustain their livelihoods.

He has further disclosed the association is planning to form cooperatives that will help them access empowerment initiatives from government.

3 Comments

  1. muntungwa

    I am still waiting for my piece of land. I was among the first to apply but it seems some o us will wait in perpetuity.

  2. Gangsta grabs

    I will open them a night club called Gangsta Banging Farm Club.Think of 1000 customer and their families,i will have alot of bitches,colonial bitches,village bitches.

  3. Rk

    If I don’t receive farmland by 2020, I won’t vote for pf.Ubufi bwachilamo from 2015 Nabanesu abengi nabafya without promised land.

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