Minister of Local Government Hon Vincent Mwale
Minister of Local Government Hon Vincent Mwale

Government has sold Kalingalinga Police Post in Lusaka to a private developer who will construct a shopping mall.

Local Government and Housing Minister Vincent Mwale has confirmed on Twitter.

The confirmation comes after some citizens raised serious reservations on Twitter about the transaction following a Tweet by Lusaka resident Sipho Phiri who said he has been making improvements to the infrastructure for the past year thinking it was a long term community benefit.

Mr. Phiri expressed shock that selling the police post will mean thousands of people will be without a police station.

He then demanded for an explanation from government which he said should be ashamed of itself.

Information has also informed that the residents will have to instead use Mtendere police post.

Shortly afterwards, Mr. Mwale confirmed that indeed the Police station has been sold to pave way for a shopping mall.

“There is a developer who will construct a shopping mall where Mayela is but since the place is small, he has taken up surrounding Mayela (nightclub) including the police post, he will rebuild a better police post at a nearby place. The old one will not be demolished until a new one is in place,” Mr. Mwale Tweeted.

He further explained that Kalingalinga is an unplanned settlement and as the place gets upgraded, developers and residents will have to shuffle things around in order to accommodate new developments.

Mr. Mwale stressed that nothing belonging to the community should be lost.

“Mayela is a private property, it was/is not owned by government, the developer who bought Mayela and other surrounding properties is the one who will rearrange the place and building a new and better police post as I understand,” said in a further Tweet.

The PF government has come under heavy criticism in the recent past for its selling spree of strategic public assets such as the NRDC, Chimbokaila Prison and Jacaranda Basic School.

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  1. By the time this bunch is booted out, we’ll be left with nothing to point at. Every piece of land in prime area is being sold.

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    • You wouldn’t be wrong to think this is a government of kaponyas for kaponyas and by kaponyas.
      If you have a child who sells everything of value in your house that child is a thief period!

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    • In all honesty what do you expect from a young boy like Vincent Mwale whose highest educational qualification is an Advanced Certificate in Project Management & Planning…what would a young boy like him know about such issues apart from how heavy the brown envelope is.

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    • It looks like Victoria Falls is up next….and the Zambezi river will soon be auctioned….unfortunately no serious opposition…Kambwili..HH..GBM all the same

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    • This PF government keeps sinking to new lows when it comes to stealing from its citizens.

      How many malls do we need in Lusaka?

      Lungu is taking Zambia back to the dark ages. He keeps stealing even though he knows that everybody knows he is stealing.

      Zambians, please say NO to Lungu. Say NO to corruption.

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    • Are you telling me that we are this dull and just be warching these guys performing scandals everyday? There will be no one to blame but ourselves.

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    • UPND Up and Down as if you are trying to make a baby. When did Kalingalinga become a prime area? Because it has a large number of voters so they should live like cattle on some ranch?
      Being in the opposition does not mean saying no to everything!!!

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    • “Wembley Stadium up for sale to an American investor”. Did I hear people screaming in the UK, worst still in North West London? Zero!! Why? Because people in the western world are used to, and appreciate private sector driven infrastructure development. I know private sector driven development is still new to us but we need to give it a chance.

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    • Duda

      People in the West trust their elected governments ……have you heard of any western government moving and selling confiscated timber, like mukula, after midnight when every one is sleeping like PF do ?

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    • Next they will be selling your wives and kids, When are you going to wake up and say enough is enough, Poverty affects the brains as well, Most Zambians are not thinking alight. EL and PF are up to know good.

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    • Duda – Wembley stadium is owned by the FA and trust the stadium has been liability especially during construction phase due costs overruns and FA was be more than happy to give away a portion of it…but keep the revenue stream coming.

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    • Imwe ba Duda, wembly stadium is owned by FA not the British government, but a private entity just like FAZ, EUFA, or NBA. It’s not a government property. So, your contribution does not make sense to what people are angry or concerned about Zambian government land and property being sold.

      The question we need to ask is, who are the buyers of these properties. You will find that it’s Lungu selling and buying or grabbing these properties for himself. Ask for the buyers. Find out who is behind this selling and buying spree. You will be shocked. Also be informed that private entities are not obligated to build police stations. There’s no new police station coming there. Watch this space.

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    • Just sell everything around that does not add value to the current estates. It’s called “Estate Sale” after probate. The presiding judges were the smart people of the Zambian Enterprise.

      They figured the Federal Government Of Sir Roy Welensky of the British Government is dead and gone. The UNIP Government (my parte is dead and gone), the MMD (with their thieving Enterprise is dead and gone) and it’s the dawn of the new era.

      Away with the old that has no intrinsic value at all and our time is now to build the new and beautiful.

      This breed of Africans called Zambians are simply the best; so help them God ~ B R Mumba, Sr.

      Let’s Roll … Our Time Is Now ~ B R Mumba, Sr.

      Heaven help us all …

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    • @1.8 Shu shu..& @1.9 Duda..There is nothing wrong to find investors to improve shanties BUT we need to remember that this unplanned settlements HAVE PEOPLE LIVING THERE!! How can a sensible government deprive people of an important institution like a Police post, people who even voted for it?? Cutting portions of land here and there and selling it off IS CORRUPTION,”NCHEKELEKO LAND NIKUNCHELEKO NDALAMA”!! The SAME TRAGEDY AFFECTING SHOW GROUNDS!!What WE NEED IS A HOLISTIC PLAN OF HOW WE ARE GOING TO REMOVE THE SHAME OF SHANTIES AND CREATE BETTER LIVING CONDITIONS FOR OUR FELLOW CITIZENS!! It is DOABLE as RWANDA and ETHIOPIA HAVE ACHIEVED THAT IN RECORD TIME!!TH ALL NEED ARE SERIOUS LEADERS!

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    • I still can’t see any logic in what the so called under5s are agueing about here. Just like what duda has said kalingalinga police post land like wembly stadium equally belongs to a private owner of which govt has no say. We are further told that the new developer will construct a modern police post . So can someone tell me why you are insulting.

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    • Abena Oval … your point exactly. In linguistic relevitism, the word CORRUPTION now has a new definition.

      These Under5s have figured out that even with no evidence, the more they say the word, the more they believe the smart people of the Zambian Enterprise will believe them.

      Albeit, this breed of Africans called Zambians are way ahead of the game. They have already figured them out and they will never grant them acquiescence.

      They are prophets of doom and their own words have come back to haunt them, they are the new chibwi with no plan.

      Whining Is Not A Winning Strategy ~ B R Mumba, Sr

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    • Every week, a new scandal. Dust has not even settled from too many numerous scandals
      – Sale of NRDC
      – Sale of RATSA
      – Sale of DeadNBC
      -Sale of Chimbokaila Prison
      – Sale of Indeni
      – Sale of Luburma market
      – Sale of Livingstone market
      – Sale of Lusaka City market
      – Attempted sale of Chisokone market
      – Sale of Kamwala Prison
      – Swaziland inyatsi bribe,
      – Attempt to steal $150-million from Zesco through a fake $500 million loan by Lungu & Lewis Mosho
      – The sale of Jacaranda School
      – Now the Sale of Kalingalinga police station

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    • @ B R Mumba Sr

      Instead of “Original Content, No Copyrights Reserved.” it will be more appropriate and truthful to say “Content prepared by liar, for !mbeciles and parasitesliving overseas at the expense of poor Zambians”

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    • @ Chalo Nkhanza
      Apparently lungu triedvto use it as collateral for a mortgage from China!
      But Zimbabwe objected so now Lungu has asked minister of lands to see if the map of zambia can be redrawn

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    • When you dig deeper its just a proxy linked to these Chinese contractors they are getting bribes from…how can me as a “Private Investor” simply go for public land…if you are really serious why not buy the private land in the area, you wont do it as you know its too expensive you are better off bribing govt officials for cheap land.

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  2. They are selling everything to all these proxies named “Private Investors” we all know they are Chinese …how do they even go about selling land is someone actively site surveying every govt property. How many shopping malls are these thieves going to create? Every week there is something sold…I shudder to imagine what has been sold and not come under spotlight. We have to stop this …we can not let a few corrupt politicians auction off our resources like this…people like Mwale are getting richer everyday the boy has not even given us the breakdown of the cholera donations.
    Zambians wake up!!

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  3. I will urge the Tongas and Lozis and people of SP to keep an informed eye on Vic falls …….lungu and his gang might want to sell the Zambian side of the falls.

    And you see the 500, 000 jobs lungu promised , those were shopping mall jobs.
    That is all they know to build….shoping malls to keep South Africans and Chinese factories working……

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    • Don’t worry Chief Mukuni intends to erected a wall fence around Victoria Falls and has put a caveat at UNESCO to prevent anyone from selling it!

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    • Well done chief mukuni for protecting Zambias heritage from this gang of borrowers and sellers

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    • @4.2 Spaka… and @4.1 Carlos, Let us THINK BROADLY and remember that Vic Falls though found in Southern Province belongs to the ENTIRE ZAMBIA and ZIMBABWE!! When it comes to protecting it IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF EVERY ZAMBIAN TO DO SO, NOT JUST CHIEF MUKUNI. In fact Chief Mukuni alone cannot fight and conquer the Government! Even UNESCO cannot stop a government if it chooses to lease out the falls to private investors (infestors) as long as they satisfy it that they will protect it! Even when they don’t show sufficient stewardship to preserve the falls UNESCO cannot over rule government! We have seen important forests, watercourses and other heritage sites tempered with in the name of development and all UNESCO and international NGOs do is complain, and it passes!!

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    • zambiaisours

      That is the problem…..what others see as heritage like historical schools and other heritage sites and sites that should be left for future generations , others see them as waisting assets and $$$$….so it more appropriate for the local residents to put up a fight when their local sites are termed as waisting assets to be sold off by this corrupt theiving GRZ

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    • @Zambiaisours
      I hate to say this learn to take jokes for what they are ala! Enough said Abena Spaka like lilo tiye nayo wall fence starting from boiling point!

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    • Carlos

      It’s not a joking matter ……did not PF want to put up a tatty chinese ferris wheel at the big falls after being approached by a Chinese investor ?

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    • Carlos and spaka, when a legitimate NATIONAL ISSUE is relegated to regionalism or partisan interests, the CAUSE IS LOST and the wrong doers gain!! If you classify VIC FALLS as Mukuni’s property, then it will acquire that dimension in the national dispensation and at the end of it all the LOOTERS WILL WIN because the broader population will feel relegated from owning the falls!!Zambians who have traveled and seen Vic falls feel the pride of having it so can always fight to protect it but if you say it doesn’t belong to them but to Tongas and Lozis, then they will say fight it alone!! Who has gained from the divided voting apart from the same PF we are complaining about here!?

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  4. The few who are enriching themselves will not survive when the many who are sinking deeper into poverty decide they cannot sink any longer. Politicians must not think they will be on Mars when their time of reckoning comes. Remember that SA has even backed out of the so-called Russia nuclear deal while ours still think even stuff like that is viable …

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  5. What is the ‘deal’, the mall will have room for 4 police officers, cars and a spare room for remand.

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  6. I can not believe how backward and shallow most bloggers are. This is not stone age to hang on to rocks. How does anyone justify having the show grounds at it current location today. That place is only used 4 days in a year. In case people do not know what NRDC stands for, Natural Resources Development College. How does anyone justify having a college for Farmers in the middle of town. People a seriously resistant to change. Some of you, your god HH is busy displacing people in their own villages and mute about it.

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    • These are same *****s who cried nonsense when the Govt sold PWD where Levy Mall sits now,cant you see the beauty now.

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    • It’s not not the people are resistant to change , but how do you trust people who move and sell mukula logs in the dead of night when every else is sleeping ?

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    • @7 KCI.. We are NOT opposed to development BUT LET IT BE DONE TRANSPARENTLY!! Like @7.1 Spaka has said there is NO TRANSPARENCY BUT CORRUPTION ALL OVER and THE CONTINUATION OF HAPHAZARD DEVELOPMENT THROUGH CORRUPTION!! Yes the show grounds needs to move to may be Chongwe and even NRDC can move to Mubwa as corrupt have decided BUT WHAT WE WANT IS AGREED PLAN OF SOMETHING A VALUE TO OCCUPY THOSE PIECES OF LAND IN A TRANSPARENT WAY!! FOR SHANTIES VERY NEAR TOWN A SERIOUS GOVERNMENT CAN PACKAGE THEM FOR REDEVELOPMENT BY PRIVATE INVESTORS WHO CAN COMPENSATE CURRENT INHABITANTS AND/OR BUILD THEM ALTERNATIVE DECENT DWELLINGS IN IDENTIFIED SITES

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    • zambiaisours

      Well said…… GRZ needs proper consultations. 3 months notice of intent so local communities can come to terms with the expected development and local bussiness men can have a chance…..not this 12 hrs notice like at jacahrandah school corruption…..why they don’t give enough notice and residents mostly find out through the press is because they are in a rash getting kick backs

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  7. Is it true these things are happening in Zambia ninshi Tuleya kwisa muli cino calo? Mwe Lesa Iseni bwangu and rule the world. What are we going to be left with?

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  8. Who has pocketed the proceeds from the sale and has property transfer tax been paid? All Lusaka City Council Land has been ransacked by PF. They moved on to sell NRDC and UNZA land. Now it’s police stations on the line. Who knows what else they have been selling behind the backs of sleeping docile religious citizens?

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  9. NOTHING WRONG HERE. MAYELA NIGHT CLUB STINKS AND IS AN EYESORE. KALINGALINGA POLICE POST IS EQUALLY UGLY. YOU HAVE BEE TOLD THAT A NEW POLICE POST WILL BE CONSTRUCTED, BUT YOU REFUSE. BE OPEN MINDED. ACCEPT CHANGE. IN FACT KALINGALINGA HAS BEEN SLOWLY IMPROVING AS NEW DEVELOPMENTS REPLACES THE OLD MALATA, AND METAL RAM SHACKLES.THE ONLY PROBLEM IS THAT THIS DEVELOPMENT IS NOT BEING BROUGHT BY HECHI HECHI. JEALOUSY BY UPND.

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    • Can you blame the masses for not trusting PF , the people who move and sell mukula logs after midnight when they think everyone is sleeping and not looking ?

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    • @10 Chisenga, You call that improvement when the “new”structures are POORLY DESIGNED WITHOUT ARCHITECTURAL AND ENGINEERING SUPERVISION! What improvement is there when there is NO WATER RETICULATION and DRAINAGE for ”new” structures??!! IFF there was no corruption, with HOLISTIC PLANNING, Kalingalinga could have been transformed into another PRIME AREA, not this “HODGE-POTCH” type of development driven by corruption!! WE DESERVE BETTER!!

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  10. Does the nonsense of shopping malls require the masquarading minister to come and make announcement? The PF government is full of dull Ministers hence nothing comes out of the so called cabinet. Is ahopping more development according to him seating on top most office? Anyway making decisions when dizzy have outcomes like what Mwale confirmed.

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  11. These are working guys. I admire them. They can even sell Trafalgar Square in the UK if that will benefit Zambia. There is nothing wrong with what they are doing. They are working smart.

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  12. Chisenga – kikikikikiki kuti waseka mwee. Ate jealous? What? Come on be serious. What is the level of your education anyway?

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    • @ PRESIDENTIAL POWERS
      Level of education? Chisenga?
      Be serious, Chisenga failed admission test for kindergarten!!!

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  13. People complaining are those that have not travelled widely and are not aware how infrastructure development through private sector development can improve the metropolitan status of a city. An example is the development that is taking place in Dar-Salaam who skyline has changed beyond recognition wiith just 25 years.

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  14. This government has no patriotism. They a bunch of crooks and heartless.

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  15. Building shopping mall after mall is not development. Soon, some of them will be white elephants. Where is the buying power for all the imported stuff in these malls being generated? Why aren’t more manufacturing industries that will use local resources and provide employment, being built? These deals are for a quick buck and other kickbacks. There is certainly more going on behind the scenes because the explanations aren’t convincing. Where was the ‘SALE’ sign put before this sell?

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    • Our leaders lack generational foresight. That’s the major problem in Zambia. Nobody is thinking about the next generation. Malls are not development. Factories and agricultural developments is what we need in Zambia. But our leaders are too focused on today. The youth of Zambia should be very fearful of the current crop of leaders. Because they do not have their interest at heart. The majority of the politicians are making decisions based on what they benefit from the deal, and not what benefits the nation at large.

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  16. Kalingalinga must also be sold. We need to take down all these Mandevu, Bauleni, HH stuff. Good job GRZ.

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  17. The area in question does not belong to the government. It belongs to a private citizen – someone I personally know. He has title deeds to that whole area and found it more profitable to sell the land to new investors who offered him a better deal than the owners of Mayela did. This was a purely a business transaction between a private citizen and interested investors. So why attack the government over a purely private business transaction?

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    • Kwena. Zambia will never develop with people hanging to old relics. How does private enterprise and transaction bring in government. Did the government build the police post? Havent the developer promised not to demolish the police post before the new one is built.

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  18. Ba UPND are twits and will oppose every move to bring development to the Zambians. The answer is simple, Ichilema, has been informed by his so called intelligence wing that at the rate Pf is developing Zambia, it will be very difficult for any opposition, (not UPND by the way) to dislodge them from power in the next 20 years. Yes, President Lungu will not stand in 2026, but the thing is another PF candidate will definitely win the Presidency. Thats what is making HH lose sleep and GBM lose weight at an alarming rate.

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  19. Thank you @1.17 HH OVAL HEAD. One sad thing I have come to noticed about the majority of bloggers is that they blog based on rumour or half truths. My contributions are always well researched and based on fact. As a matter of principle, I will not comment on something I have no credible information on. I wonder who told people that the land in question belongs to the government. Very laughable!

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    • and you and little d1ck head base your comments on facts? In that case, who is the liar? You or Hon Minister?

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  20. Sell everything so that when he comes to power in 2056 he finds nothing to privatise

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  21. Very useless opposition we have in Zambia blinded by jealousy and envy.
    1. Lusaka is has been a big shanty compound for years with many unplanned settlements including kwa Kalingalinga,Misisi,Garden, George,Chaisa,Mandevu….
    2.We can’t eradicate diseases such as Cholera while advocating for unplanned settlements or the status quo.
    3.Stop the paranoia.State land is only 10 percent of the abt 740,000 hectares of Zambia.
    4.How is government involved in a private sale of private land?

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  22. No! Victoria Falls is HH’s. So is Namwala. @#2, Ha Chalo Ha Nkhanza, Are you happy now?

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  23. So police stations are built on private land and were also unplanned ?

    Name another police station on private land ?

    No one trust’s a GRZ that shifts and sells mukula logs in the dead of night when people are sleeping and no one is looking……just come clean badala….your only option is wider consultations…..ba Zambia keep asking these gangs of borrowers and sellers of any suspicious sale that does not get any public consultation. What are they hiding ?

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  24. Sometimes I prefer not to comment. I advise myself: “today just ignore the directionless upnd cadres”. Jjjjjjjs, Spaka lilo, etc.

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  25. The first sentence says, “Government has sold Kalingalinga Police Post in Lusaka to a private developer who will construct a shopping mall”

    Later, in the same article, he says “Mayela is a private property, it was/is not owned by government, the developer who bought Mayela and other surrounding properties is the one who will rearrange the place and building a new and better police post as I understand,” (‘as I understand’, he says – he is not even sure)

    Dodgy statements, dodgy dealings.

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  26. But UPND and its cadres are too dull.they comment just for the sake of commenting.Mayela night club is a private property together with this small kalingalinga community police post just nearby mayela night club.this police post is too small and dirt.so it is better for the developer to build a new one!!
    HON.VINCENT MWALE HAS PUT IT CLEAR THAT THIS PROPERTY WAS NOT FOR GOVNT BUT A PRIVATE PROPERTY!!but still dull Kainde followers are making noise just to mislead people-SHAME!!!
    TOMORROW UPND IS LOSING IN CHILANGA TO PF!!!EXPECT 7-0 OR 6-1 SCORELINE IN FAVOUR OF PF!!

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  27. That is the beauty of town planning. As long as we want to have beautiful areas, we will keep on demolishing temporary looking buildings. We are planning now for areas that just sprung to existence without plans. Keep talking while we change the landscape. You will appreciate later.

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  28. This govt is really come up with other ways of ripping off the country. Why on would they selling off prime land and allow for the construction of malls? This govt is stubborn and no matter what those in opposition are saying they will not listen and the only way to save the country is to kick them and repossess whatever they have sold period. Meanwhile they are busy building mansions abroad in preparation for escape once out.

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  29. Let’s not go round in circles when we have been told that mayela has been bought by tasila brown lungu so even the police station is gone the same way period

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  30. frankly , lungu is incompetent…. which lungu? lunugu is evil ….. which lungu? oh Lungu from the West…….. in the west there is no lungu except ngulu?

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  31. Is this what you call development? Pathetic I just don’t understand what people sometimes think when they try so hard to defend the wrong that they for sure know is wrong, our government PF, I say our because I was part of the people that voted this government into power which I regret daily blinded with the love I had for the late president Sara’s leadership I thought he wouldn’t make a mistake of leaving some one in power if he.had no leadership qualities but seriously he obviously didn’t know this side of the president. Lungu is wise but to wise I must so his wisdom will come to ruins come 2021 let him sale every thing he wantstime

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  32. As a planner I totally support this proposed development as it will change the face of Kalingalinga.Who would not want to see a planned and more beautiful Kalingalinga?But also the question that begs answers is: Why do we always wait upon foreigners to come and beautify our environment? Government is very much capable of building a modern Kalingalinga police post

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  33. Investors should also come to Chelston and buy off all those old council and Zambia airways houses and put up modern town houses. That place is near the airport. The so called Last Bus Stop should also be move else where; It has become a hive of alcohol and substance abuse by bus drivers and conductors; taxi drivers as well as hangers on.

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  34. This so called corruption has no lost meaning. any mashinsha carrying cretin will just wake up and cry corruption when a private individual sells his own property to a willing buyer. They can’t point at any involvement of the Government. What is wrong when a developer tries to build a new modern house with all amenities in exchange with a plot where your house is situated built in 1930 by colonialist?
    At the rate we rate we are going development will be hard to achieve as too many amashinsha carrying cretins make too much noise over thisng that are straight forward. Look at their small god Akainde, he abandoned the house he grabbed from a widow

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  35. Part 2. Look at their small god Akainde, he abandoned the house he grabbed from a widow after that fradulent pivatization debacle and has moved to New Kasama yet he has been in the forefront attacking the movement of NRDC to a new state of the art campus with adequate land that can feed the entire southern africa. Nangu ma politics ba shetani???

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