Zambia Land Alliance is a network of NGOs working for just land policies and laws that take into account the interests of the poor. The organization promotes secured access, ownership and control over land through lobbying and advocacy, research and community participation. The alliance began as a committee in 1997 to coordinate activities of member NGOs. The formation of the alliance was necessitated by the Zambian Government’s land reform process initiated in the early 1990s.
GOVERNMENT must remove red tape in the land acquisition process to enable vulnerable groups, especially women acquire land, Zambia Land Alliance (ZLA) executive director Henry Machina has said. Mr Machina said the bureaucracy in the land acquisition process was too complicated for the unemployed and women with humble education, hence their being disadvantaged.
The Zambia Land Alliance has commended President Michael Sata for directing the Ministry of Lands and the Ministry of Gender to ensure that women have access to land for economic development.