Bwanamkubwa Constituency Member of Parliament Jonas Chanda has called on Ndola City Council to ensure that the illegal allocation of plots by unscrupulous individuals who are forging charge sheets is addressed.
Dr. Chanda stated that the council should with the help of the Zambia Police move in quickly and arrest the situation because some people are illegally issuing charge sheets with impunity hence depriving the council and government of revenue.
The recent Auditor General’s Report on Councils tabled in Parliament had put Ndola City Council in very bad light and there is need to fix that reputation of the local authority in Ndola.
ZANIS reports that the parliamentarian who said this yesterday during a community meeting held in Ndola’s Mushili township consequently called for a permanent solution to illegal land allocation and wrangles which has affected the residents in the constituency
Dr Chanda also expressed disappointment at the delayed construction of the Old Mushili Market by a Lusaka-based contractor which he said has taken over two years.
He noted the displacement of marketeers at old Mushili market was creating a potential public health disaster with the approaching rain season.
And Ndola City Council Acting Town Clerk Wisdom Bwalya has appealed to the people of Mushili to be wary of unscrupulous people who are selling land as such a mandate is only given to the council to manage land on behalf of the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources.
Mr Bwalya said Mushili is one of the areas with most land issues and there was need to sensitize the residents on land acquisition in order to avoid the illegal dealings.
Meanwhile, Ndola City Council Director of Engineering Mr Patrick Simuchimba informed the residents that the Council has written to Triple V contractor many times over the market issue and has since written to Ministry of Local Government recommending for termination of the contract.