Kabushi Constituency Residents Development Committee Chairman Isaac Daka in Ndola has complained that some officials from Ndola City Council have been allocating plots illegally in his area which has created confusion among the residents.
Mr. Daka told ZANIS that he has reported the matter to Ndola City Council, without any corrective action made and that pressure was mounting.
He said the illegal allocation of plots in Kabushi Ward was rampant as there has been cases of one plot been given to more than one person because of the love for money by those involved.
He said he suspected that the Council Officers were working with other high ranking officers of the local authority in their illegal activities and appealed that something should be done quickly.
He said he has also other issues that people wanted the Council to work on like the bridge which needed rehabilitation between Dambo School and the Chinese complex as the issue had been a pending one for a long time.
He said the illegal allocation of in-fills plots was another matter that Council has been sitting on for a long time but people in the area wanted to see tangible results in addressing their needs.
Mr. Daka added that the non-rehabilitation of the main Kabushi Market building has been on the developmental agenda for a long time and that the council was elusive on the matter.
He said people needed to see a change in the environmental management of the surroundings of the clinic, the Council offices and the market which was a council respondibility that has been neglected for a long time.
Mr. Daka said the Council integrity Committee was sent to the area to verify on illegal allocation of plots and the RDC was a part to the verification process but no corrective action has been done.
He said people in the area were annoyed with the shoddy work that was done on the bridge because it cost government millions of Kwacha which has not helped to solve the problem because of poor workmanship.
He said the market structure had been turned into a place of public convenience and was stinking badly because of neglect by the council which should manage it to allow people to transact business in a humane environment.
And Ndola City Council spokesman when contacted for a comment was reportedly out of office.