According to the state controlled Herald newspaper 59 people are set to benefit from the fast track exercise or share with previous white owners. Areas where the reforms are set to take place are Masvingo where 21people have been allocated leases, and Midlands and Matebeleland regions.
Parks and Wildlife Management Authority director-general Mr Vitalis Chadenga told the Herald that “Implementation of Wildlife-Based Land Reform remained one of the unfinished businesses of the country’s land reform programme. “The policy has been on our shelves for more than five years and for a variety of reasons, its implementation had remained elusive.
“We held 15 meetings over the years towards implementation of the Wildli-fe-Based Land Reform Policy with no tangible results.
“This time around, the implementation has taken off and Government has undertaken to solve any policy ope-rational problems that might arise.” There are genuine fears that grabbing of the conservancies which are already under siege from poachers would further cripple the sector that was one of the major tourists attractions in the country. Zanu PF top heavies have so far invaded conservatives in several parts of the country opening flood gates of poaching.Post published in: News