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Mindolo residents demolition victims’ camp now occupied by non-victims

General News Mindolo residents demolition victims' camp now occupied by non-victims

Erected tents at Helen Kaunda Secondary School grounds for the homeless Mindolo North squatters whose houses where demolished
Erected tents
at Helen Kaunda Secondary School grounds for the homeless Mindolo
North squatters whose houses where demolished

THE transit camp setup within Helen Kaunda School grounds in Kitwe to provide accommodation relief for the displaced Mindolo residents has been invaded by intruders who are not victims of the Kitwe City Council house demolition operation.

The invasion of the transit camp by intruders has caused a strain on the limited toilet facilities to cater for the resettled households.

A check at the transit camp yesterday found families complaining of inadequate toilets at the centre.

The residents said only 10 mobile toilets were provided at the transit camp for the over 100 families to use.

They complained that they were from time to time compelled to use the surrounding bush to answer the call of nature.

But Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit (DMMU) national coordinator, Patrick Kangwa said the 10 mobile-toilets dispatched at the transitsite should be enough to cater the resettled residents except that the area had been invaded by intruders.

Mr Kangwa revealed that other people were coming through to fuse themselves among the displaced Mindolo residents with the view to benefit from the provided relief accommodation.

He said it was these other people that were coming through and making themselves as part of the resettled households that were causing a shortage of toilets.

“The good thing is that we did a screening exercise so we have a baseline for all the genuinely affected households,” Mr Kangwa said.

Mr Kangwa however said the DMMU was dispatching a further 10 mobile toilets to the transit camp to bring the total number to 20.


  1. Balefimwena muma benefits, ni sangwapo chabe! Obviously the conditions in of those people’s home are worse than were they are at the moment so you cannot blame them!

  2. That sounds like PF members are giving out tents to either PF members or getting bribes or both. Is this government serious about we Zambians?

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