LPM will still strive for fair distribution of land

The Landless People's Movement will always strive for equitable distribution of land even if it is approved as a political party, interim executive member Paul Thomas told The Villager.

The movement has just applied to be recognised as a political party, and its aims and objectives are still the same, he said.

“We are still fighting for land issues and will continue to do so. We submitted our application to the electoral commission last week, and we will be waiting for about three to four weeks before we get a response from them. I would like to say that whatever the outcome our aims and objectives will never change,” Thomas said.

He added that the reason the movement has applied to be recognised as a political party is to cover more ground and to represent the people that are in need of land at a national level.

Thomas also said that LPM does also have the advantage to represent its people in parliament because of the numbers of members the movement has registered over the past years.

“Obviously as a political party we will make a difference, and there is no doubt that we got the number. We have been striving to get members on board since the formation of the movement, and we have succeeded. We are just waiting for the outcome of the response, and from there we will see what we will be doing next before the land conference. I trust that by then or after the conference we will be a political party,” he said.