04 May 2021 - NW910
Moteka, Mr PG to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development
Whether her department has conducted any studies to assess the displacement of rural persons from their land by traditional leaders who have struck deals with certain companies to use the land that rural persons have been settling on; if not, why not; if so, how widespread is the phenomenon?
THE MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE, LAND REFORM AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT:
No. Whilst the change of land-use has in some instances resulted in the relocation of communal residents to alternative areas, such occurrences have not been largely attributed to the unilateral actions of traditional leaders and also have not been at such a scale as to warrant a study.