Tourism and Arts Minister, Charles Banda
Charles Banda

Local Government Minister Charles Banda has declared Kapiri Mposhi town council as a Planning Authority.

The declaration has granted the council the mandate and authority to start approving applications for planning permission and take charge of development control in the district.

Until now, the Central Province Planning Authority was responsible for land administration and approving of applications for planning permission and development control in the district.

Dr. Banda has signed statutory instrument no. 43 of 2019 of the Urban and Regional Planning Act Number 3 of 2015 granting the Council Planning Authority.

This is contained in a statement made available to ZANIS today by Kapiri Mposhi Town Council Public Relations Officer, Chris Mulaliki .

Mr. Mulaliki said the elevation to a planning authority will enable the Council to accelerate the process of approving development permits from investors and other developers.

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  1. We need to be careful with some of these councils we are giving authority to approve plans. They are going to mess up things. People who don’t get paid salaries for months can do anything to make some money


  2. This is good move bringing the service within peoples reach. It is a big cost for developers to get building permission, approved plans and occupational certificates from the provincial land planning authorities in some cases 200-500km away from the provincial offices
    Let the district planning officers physical planners, building inspectors,disrict health inspectors and land surveyors exercise their full roles in their respective districts
    The current practice disadvantage both the developers and the local authorities resulting in uncoordinated housing and other buildings as is the case in most districts
    So bwana minister roll out this development to other councils Under old and back ward land administration system . It is perfect is the only way to curb slums and…


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