His Royal Highness Chief Liteta issued out over 160 ‘land certificates’, otherwise known as ParcelCerts, as demonstration of his commitment to economically empower his subjects. The ParcelCerts were processed by Medeem Zambia and Musika provided Medeem with both logistical and technical assistance in scaling up its operations to the ”lower end’ of the market in chiefdoms located in Southern, Central and Lusaka Provinces.
Speaking during the signing ceremony held in Chibombo District, Chief Liteta explained that the ParcelCerts will not only assist in resolving land disputes that are prevalent in the area, but will help to attract private sector investment especially by agribusinesses to the region. “I want my people to know the value of having their land documented so that they can benefit from the economic development taking place in other chiefdoms like Mbeza in Southern Province,” he said.
The products and services offered by Medeem encompass a three-part process that includes: 1) sensitisation of the state or customary leaders, the leadership and local councils, and the landholders themselves; 2) one on one interviews of the landholders and their neighbours conducted in their villages or at their landholdings; 3) a high accuracy land survey performed to government standards and reviewed and signed by a licensed Zambian surveyor.
Video of the Signing Ceremony below.