A combined team of Lusaka City Council and State Police have demolished 14 illegal houses in Lusaka’s Chinika area.
The Lusaka City Council and the Police conducted an operation last night in Chinika area where 14 structures built on private land were demolished following a court order.
LCC Acting Public Relations Manager Habeenzu Mulunda disclosed in a statement that out of the 14 houses that were demolished, 8 houses were built up to roof level and 6 were on slab level.
Mr. Mulunda appealed to the residents of Lusaka to ensure that they follow proper channels of land acquisition in order to avoid inconveniences.
He stressed that in the recent past people have been invading any open space they come across without verifying the status of the piece of land either with the council or the Ministry of Land a situation he said has resulted in many having their structures demolished leading to loss of their hard earned money.
He advised people wishing to purchase land from individuals to first engage officers at the council in the department of legal Service, Deed Section for guidance on the status of the land before making any monetary transaction.