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The Public Protector probes the selling of a public road after community outcry

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The photos show a site visit to John Liang by Investigation Officers from the Office of the Public Protector as evidence of demarcations and beacons placed in the said portion of the road.
The photos show a site visit to John Liang by Investigation Officers from the Office of the Public Protector as evidence of demarcations and beacons placed in the said portion of the road.

The Office of the Public Protector has instituted investigations into the alleged selling of a portion of Chanda Castle Road situated off Kafue Road in Kanyama Constituency.

Community Members of John Laing township, where the road is situated, lodged the complaint to the Public Protector after failure to resolve the issue with the Ministry of Lands and the Ministry of Local Government and Housing.

Facts of the Complaint are that the road which has been in existence for more than 25 years and measures 40.2 Meters wide was earmarked to be upgraded to bituminous standard under the Phase II L400 Road Rehabilitation Project in Kanyama Constituency.

As the processes of preparation to begin the upgrade of the road to bituminous standard were taking place, the Community Members discovered that a portion of the road had been sold to a developer named “Messrs Lusaka Muslim Culture Centre”.

The selling of the road is Contrary to Section 53 of the Urban and Region Planning Act No 3 of 2015 of the Laws of Zambia as notice was not given before selling the land.

The road is situated in a Heavy Duty Industrial Area with Factories, Truck yards and Workshops.

The selling of a portion of the Road has been of concern not only to the residents of John Laing but the Business community in the area.

The local people say they need a wide road to conduct their businesses as the fleet of trucks used to transport goods need adequate turning space, which will not be available once the said developer erects a building on the road.

Aside from the Businesses, a 4 meter stretch of the 40.2 meters Chanda Castle Road is host to 13KVA ZESCO Lines and ZAMTEL Cables, which leaves up to 36 Meters of the Road qualifying it as and Branch or Urban Road according to Section 21(2) of the Public Road Act No 12 of 2002 of the Laws of Zambia.

The Public Protector has therefore instituted an investigation into the matter to correct the administrative injustice against the community members of John Laing.

The photos show a site visit to John Liang by Investigation Officers from the Office of the Public Protector as evidence of demarcations and beacons placed in the said portion of the road.
The photos show a site visit to John Liang by Investigation Officers from the Office of the Public Protector as evidence of demarcations and beacons placed in the said portion of the road.

The photos show a site visit to John Liang by Investigation Officers from the Office of the Public Protector as evidence of demarcations and beacons placed in the said portion of the road.
The photos show a site visit to John Liang by Investigation Officers from the Office of the Public Protector as evidence of demarcations and beacons placed in the said portion of the road.

The photos show a site visit to John Liang by Investigation Officers from the Office of the Public Protector as evidence of demarcations and beacons placed in the said portion of the road.
The photos show a site visit to John Liang by Investigation Officers from the Office of the Public Protector as evidence of demarcations and beacons placed in the said portion of the road.

10 COMMENTS

  1. In Muslim countries Christians are mass murdered everyday. But Muslims enjoy their life in Christian countries. That is proof that Islam is a devil worship. The person they call Muhammad is satan himself.

  2. The christians are also not allowed to build churches and they are also discriminated agaisnt when it comes to employment.

  3. It seem like in this country there are no laws which can be respected by the same people we have put in government, they have become law breakers themselves, government officials are the one who are messing up this country.corruption has sky rocketed and we have stopped thinking that current and future generations will need space especially that our pooulation is increasing. We wait for a government that is going to put an end to such rotten ideas in our society today and not leaders who are wearing suits which stinks of corruption. These people have failed us period.

  4. Lombe please dont bring in your personal vendatta against the muslims.
    i am sure they paid to get that road from council.
    you are just an empty tin making a lot of noise for nothing…
    what about the councillors who sold all the land illegally in lusaka north??

  5. Imwe Ba LT we have no such term ‘public protector’ in our Constitution. We have DPP. You are misusing the terms of the South African Constitution. mulesoma baice.

  6. Why is the minister of local government and lands silent on thus issue. They must be hiding something. They issue is straight forward, the Moslems must be told to look for land elsewhere and there is plenty of it in makeni.

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