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Somali Businessman Gets Order to Raze Old Regiment School

A Ndola businessman of Somali origin has obtained an order for the demolition of Old Regiment Community School in Ndola allegedly constructed on his piece of land.

Old Regiment Community School is the first and only one in the township constructed by the community since the settlement was established in 1963.

The school caters for over 500 pupils going up to grade seven in a community with a population of about 5,000 people.

Bwana Mkubwa Constituency member of parliament Dr Jonas Chanda who confirmed the development is shocked that such an undertaking is about to be carried out.

“I have just been informed that there is an eviction order and a demolition order for a certain Ndola businessman of Somali origin to demolish Old Regiment Community School located at Old Regiment Township as he claims the school is built on his land,” Dr Chanda stated.

 

He said Patriotic Front’s policy talks about upgrading of informal settlements by providing basic services to the people and not demolitions.

Dr Chanda has since urged Ndola City Council to find alternative land for the investor and further appealed to government not to allow such acts meant to incite people to rise up against government.

“I also call on the Ministry of Local Government to legalise Old Regiment and other informal settlements where people have lived for many years so that the poor are not exploited by the urban rich and their cohorts,” added Dr Chanda.

 

13 Comments

  1. Doyo

    Pa zed yalikaba

  2. Crazy monkey

    I don’t see any sense in this matter in which one individual from Somalia get permission to go and demolish the only available learning facility,.

  3. boydkasalika

    Such decision are evil are the ones that make the owners of the county feel hate.

  4. DR I BANDA

    Zambians sure is this the way we are going to live? S/thing wrong with our leadership.1 Somali against 5,000 Zambians?

  5. DR I BANDA

    Money talks.ACC start investigating.

  6. DR I BANDA

    ACC I want an up-date on Chitotela’s issue.

  7. Tizzo

    No Zambian Would Be Given A Demolition Order By A Somali Court To Demolish A Somali School In Somalia.. Seems Zambians We Got Thick Skulls.. So Unpatriotic.

  8. Sikota

    Sakwiba Sikota is behind this eviction. He is on the payrolls of all Somalians.

  9. muntungwa

    How on earth do you empower foreigners when Zambians have got nothing to show for it. We should rethink our approach especially when it comes to aliens. Enough is enough!!!!!

  10. FSimukonda

    Zambians first foreighners second we Don’t have another Zambia elsewhere

  11. zambiaisours

    This COULD BE A SOMALIA WHO HAS THOROUGHLY CORRUPTED HIS WAY TO THE TOP, LIKE THAT LEBANESE SHAWI!!

  12. Anon

    Being harassed and tossed about in my own country!! Can I really do this to a single Somalian in Mogadishu? Our land ownership policy with regard to foreigners should be revisited. Kwena tuli fyatulo ee!!!

  13. DK

    Pa Zed it’s normal! baliswamo kale. But l wonder if that can really happen in Somalia for a Zambian to be given a go ahead in such a way,

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