Chibombo District Council has commenced the process of purchasing 2,089 hectares of land valued at Thirty Million Kwacha, for its central business district (CBD).
The Local Authority has since written to the Ministry of Local Government to seek guidance and authority to procure the land which has since been identified.
ZANIS reports that Council Chairperson James Ntalasha explains that the council has opted to buy a parcel of land from the private individuals, “ because most of the land surrounding the township is under customary and is already occupied by the indigenous people.”
The land to be purchased will be strictly utilized for the creation of the central business district, the Council Chairperson added.
Currently, the district does not have a CBD where public and private institutions operate from.
As a result, the various social- economic activities in the area take place along the Great North Road..
And some community members have welcomed the decision by the council to purchase a parcel of land for the creation of the central business district.
One of the community members Robby Malindima told ZANIS that the creation of the CBD will help the council enhance revenue collection.
Mr Malindima further said the district will be able attract more investors once it has a well-defined central business centre.