Government has advised the local authority in Southern Province not to allocate land to a few rich people but all Zambians.
Lands minister Gladys Lundwe said there is need for the councils in the province to evenly distribute and offer land fairly and equitability to all the people of Zambia.
She said what the local government in the province should know is that allocation of land is not a preseve of rich people .
She stressed that land allocation should be for all Zambians irrespective of their social-economic situation.
The minister said this when she addressed Councils in Chome at a seminar dubbed: Lands Development Fund LDF in Sothern Province today.
Ms Lundwe said there was need for councils in these areas to work closely with her ministry in order to effectively and efficiently distribute land to the public.
She urged the councils to make sure that they follow the land down procedures as out lined in the land secular no 1. Of 1985.
Meanwhile, Choma District Commissioner Laiven Apuleni called on the councils in the areas to hide to governments call for them to offer land fairly and equitably to the people.
He said this will enable people to also benefit from this land from the council so that the people can also develop the land.