"Abandoned And Vacant Land Will Be Re-allocated To Deserving Applicants," - Zim Govt
The Zimbabwean government has announced that abandoned and vacant land units will be re-allocated to “deserving applicants.”
This was revealed during a Tuesday post-cabinet briefing on phase I of the comprehensive national agricultural land audit.
The Minister of Lands, Agriculture, Water and Rural Resettlement presented a Report on Phase I of the Comprehensive National Agricultural Land Audit, which was adopted by Cabinet.
Phase I covered eighteen thousand six hundred and forty-six (18 646) land units, representing 6% of the estimated three hundred thousand (300 000) total land units to be audited.
Phase II covering 38 000 land units has already been undertaken and the report will soon be presented while Phase III will cover 242 000 units.
Arising from yesterday’s presentation, the following key decisions were made:
(i) That the issuance of tenure documents will be expedited;
(ii) That married beneficiaries will be given joint tenure documents to protect spouses on land ownership;
(iii) That the 255 abandoned land units and 112 vacant land units will be re-allocated to deserving applicants;
(iv) That 24 farms under multiple farm ownership will be withdrawn and re-allocated to deserving applicants;
(v) That the 71 identified farms exceeding the maximum gazetted sizes will be downsized and measures are being put in place to safeguard production thereof.
Allocation of land will be in line with the gazetted policy quotas with respect to War Veterans, Women, Youths and People living with Disabilities.
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