Monday, 12 November 2007

A stubborn Zambian Chief...

Nkomesha of the Soli is anything but stubborn: she is merely carrying out her duty as the ultimate custodian of land bequethed to her by tradition. But what happened to the Chiefdom Trusts accepted by the House of Chiefs as the way forward, a way where no customary land may be alienated to a foreigner or a Zambian, merely leased out for a certain specified time, all of it based on a trust structure encompassing the customary authority, the community, CBOs and investors? Did she not receive the Landsafe model from her colleague, Chiawa? And what is Chiawa doing by allowing - under the donor trojan horse, a community protected area in her country. Sounds like the Nsefu move once again. History tolls for thee.

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