The Mkushi Famers Association has called for wide consultation on the draft land policy.
Association Acting President Bruce Skinner says the issue of the draft land policy has created a lot of uncertainty among commercial farmers in Mkushi.
Mr. Skinner says there is need for sensitisation on what the draft land policy is all about to avoid panic among the commercial farmers in Mkushi farming block.
He says the commercial farmers in Mkushi farming block also have a number of concerns over the current Water Resources Management Authority-WARMA statutory instrument on management of ground water.
Mr. Skinner was speaking during the Mkushi Expo organising committee breakfast meeting held at Country club yesterday.
And Central Province Permanent Secretary Chanda Kabwe assured the farmers of Government’s support.
Mr. Kabwe says the government is ready to listen to the farmers association’s concerns and see how best they can be addressed.
He added that a meeting will be organized between the Mkushi farmers association and the relevant government ministries in Lusaka to chat the way forward.
Mr. Kabwe has assured the farmers in the Mkushi farming block that their investment is safe as Zambia is still the best investment destination in Africa because of its political stability.
Mr. Kabwe added that the commercial farmers should not worry with the land policy which he says is aimed at improving land management in the country.
He had since challenged the Mkushi farmers association to take keen interest and read the draft land policy.