The Finish ambassador to Zambia Timo Olkkonen has welcomed President Edgar Lungu’s directive that the Land Act and Policy be reviewed.
Mr. Olkkonen says he finds the idea by President Lungu, as indicated in his Friday speech to Parliament, to preserve land for future generations to be interesting.
Mr. Olkkonen states that his hope therefore is that when the new Land Act And Policy are introduced they will also be conducive for private domestic and foreign investments.
He says he understands that, for example, in matters of forestry there is need to have access of land for a long time and that this is what investors are thinking about.
Mr. Olkkonen notes that this is one issue that thus kept him thinking when President Lungu directed the Ministry of Lands to come up with a revised Land Act.
He says he has also taken note that in his speech to Parliament President Lungu spoke about corruption a vice which he says Finland is keen to see action taken on.