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Rampant Illegal Land Allocation On The Rise In Ndola

The continued illegal sale of huge pieces of land to foreigners in Ndola Constituency has shocked Bwana Mkubwa Constituency Member of Parliament Dr Jonas Chanda.

Dr Chanda called for a meeting with Ndola Mayor Amon Chisenga, Town Clerk Wisdom Bwalya, the Zambia Police, Ministry of Lands Chief Lands officials and planning officers at Ndola City Council.

He expressed shock at the illegal land allocations in the city.

The visibly angry Parliamentarian has accused some people purporting to be Patriotic Front cadres as being behind the illegal activities that has seen an increase in foreigners owning land in his constituency.

“It is shocking that in Twashuka and Chichele wards in Bwana Mkubwa Constituency some foreign entities who are mere shop owners and not investors in the true sense of the word have bought in excess of 60 hectares of land, evicting over 800 Zambian citizens who have lived there for years without compensation, even when some had genuine papers from the council,” Dr Chanda disclosed.

The Parliamentarian alleged that some Patriotic Front cadres have been working with some council workers many of whom he says have been suspended to allocate land illegally.

“There has been so much indiscipline in illegal land allocations by some cadres in Mushili and Nakaputa by cadres. In Mushili and Chichele in liaison with some corrupt council officials, land is being sold illegally. Even Katombola cemetery has not been spared in the madness,” Dr Chanda complained.

Dr Chanda has demanded that such acts come to an end further warning those involved that the full arm of the law will soon catch up with them.

12 Comments

  1. Happy

    pliz do something ba mp abana besu bakakula pesa?NA noise pollution patu ma bars twaba pali compex yakwa Davy chiwala Ku kansengu MKT icongo be insele fyacilamo especially 17-24hrs

  2. Susu

    That Is The Work Of The Council Together With The Department Of Land

  3. Ganizani Tembo

    Comment They both still land we know

  4. Ganizani Tembo

    Comment They both steal land we know

  5. mulongotii

    Surely Ba mp tell them how can a foreigner own such a huge land when they have land where they came from especially the tanzanians and the Congolese tell us the Ndola council where is our dignity of we have no land

  6. bravo

    Bantalamisoka bapompwe sort them bwana BA mp

  7. chewe f

    @Susu you are correct. It is like council employees have no salaries

  8. Mulonda

    The meeting held on 30th Oct at Joyous Community school in Mushili ward served one purpose and that purpose was to educate the residents on the procedure to follow to obtain land legally. Otherwise it was clear the officials from the council, lands and the councillors present are not equal to the fore ask of solving the problem because they are part of it. The young men (‘cadres’) who were shouting among the crowd are

  9. Mulonda

    The meeting held on 30th Oct at Joyous Community school in Mushili ward served one purpose and that purpose was to educate the residents on the procedure to follow to obtain land legally. Otherwise it was clear the officials from the council, lands and the councillors present are not equal to the fore ask of solving the problem because they are part of it. The young men (‘cadres’) who were shouting among the crowd are people who work with them judging from their arrogance. They work together. The problem will not end. These officials cannot fail to act on the few individuals if they were serious.

  10. Able Nonde

    This is normal now. What do you want people to say? Zambia @ 53

  11. Temba Tema

    People should not put so much blame on the council alone, the ministry of Lands are mostly the major culprits but they are hiding in the dented name of the council. Let the arm of the law visit Ministry Of lands in Ndola as well.

  12. Sir Roy

    Poverty,hardtime To Deal with,greedy for riches,lovers of themselves such as these `ve let man selling man 4 money.a mare man would not understand this not even politians nor are our cheifs in villages for the later are the worst of all.one wonders wheather zambia is U turning to colonial eras bcoze you cant give a vistor a only hut you hav only for you to sleep outside in the cold.they`re 4geting that these very traps they`re setting up 2de they(them)will be caught up into 2morow.

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