Some Solwezi residents have risen up in arms fingering some of the top officials that have allocated themselves more than one plot.
According to the list among the beneficiaries of the 124 plots, with others having more than one allocation are Provincial Minister Nathaniel Mubukwanu, Permanent Secretary Ephraim Mateyo, his Deputy Douglas Ngimbu, District Commissioner Rose Kamalonga.
Commissioner of Police Hudson Namachila has also been listed among other prominent personalities.
The residents have raised concerns as to why some individuals among them Deputy Mayor Nephan Kamwandi have been allocated two plots in different areas.
A petition has been forwarded to the Ministry of Lands to investigate the matter as the council was at the centre of the controversy.
He said the council considered individuals with capacity to pay the service charges which are pegged at K 8,000 for residential and K100, 000 to K250, 000 for commercial.
A similar exercise in Kitwe recently stirred controversy with some councillors getting a lion’s share of the advertised plots.