Lusaka Province Minister Bowman Lusambo has advised retired teachers occupying institutional houses at Kabulonga Secondary school to leave before they are evicted from the houses.
Mr Lusambo said retired teachers at Kabulonga Boys and Girls secondary schools will be the next to be evicted after Munali Secondary school to create accommodation space for new and serving teachers.
He said it is regrettable that some people who occupy the houses are not even teachers and wondered how they found themselves occupying the same houses.
“Let them move on their own because if they don’t they will be removed by force. We will not allow people that are no longer serving to occupy those houses”, Mr Lusambo said.
He said time has come for the retired teachers to leave and to allow other teachers to occupy the houses and this exercise will be extended to all the schools in Lusaka.
“Why should we allow teachers to travel long distances from as far as Chongwe, Kafue and Chunga to come and teach at Kabulonga due to lack of accommodation when their houses are being occupied by retirees. When you retire is to leave so that others can occupy the houses”, he said.
He said the Council will also not hesitate to demolish any extensions made to the houses which have become an eyesore in most government houses.
Lusaka City Council and state police recently demolished illegal structures and evicted some retirees who have been residing in Munali secondary school teachers’ compound.
This followed the expiry of a 14 days eviction notice issued to them.
Among the structures brought down were boarding houses.