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Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Lusaka City Council and Kitwe City Council Suspended with Immediate effect for illegal land allocation

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Local Government Minister Dr. Charles Banda has announced the immediate suspension of Lusaka and Kitwe City Councils for three months following illegalities in land allocation.

The suspension of the two councils follows the visit to Matero Constituency by the Ministries of Local Government and Lands and Natural Resources where the Council permitted the extension of properties into road reserves.

Announcing the development at a media briefing, Dr. Banda said following the findings of the visit, the Lusaka City Council Planning Authority has been instructed to revoke the temporal permit to install a trading container on Vubu road.

Further, the Planning Department has been instructed to ensure proposed extension on a road reserve in Emmasdale be revoked and another extension in Chanyunyu road be stopped immediately as they encroach on road reserves.

Dr. Banda said the two Ministries will monitor developments in both Lusaka and Kitwe to ensure that the directives given are adhered to.

He said the PF Government will not allow illegalities in illegal land allocation and any officer that will be found wanting will be dealt with accordingly.

Dr. Banda said the two City Councils had gone overboard in perpetrating illegalities in land allocation and such ills will not be condoned.

He said Administrators will be appointed within this week for both Lusaka and Kitwe City Councils.

And Lands and Natural Resources Minister Jean Kapata has cautioned land officials not to endorse any illegalities in land allocation.

She said her Ministry has also revoked land agencies for both Councils for three months to allow for an audit to be undertaken to ensure sanity in land allocation.

33 COMMENTS

  1. Why suspend them before investigations are thorough and complete? Chitalu Chilufya is still in office …

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  2. Useless PF ministers and Lazy Lungu..how do you suspend elected officials without an investigation…why don’t we see such when it comes to Mukula and Chilufya.
    Just imagine if Bill 10 is inacted.

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  3. We can all see that there are issues here than these excuses. Councils have been doing illegal land allocations since pf got to power. The issues here are with Miles. Miles has recently become bold on certain issues, even exposing them for stealing market collections. The Kitwe mayor we know he fail out of favour way back. So no surprises here. This is a cover up.

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  4. The Honourable learned Minister Dr. Charles Banda should state which law he is using to suspend the Mayor. I strongly believe the Minister has no power to suspend an elected mayor with a larger constituency than his . The Constitution in Article 151 (1) d read together with article 152 (2) is instructive in this matter . Let the Minister tell us which law he is using before he subverts the constitution.

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  5. SO TECHNICALLY LUSAKA AND KITWE COUNCIL ARE CORRUPT AND PEOPLE SHOULD NOT VOTE FOR THEM, MEANWHILE THEY WILL COME BACK IN TIME FOR ELECTION CAMPAIGNS WONDERFUL.

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  6. Yeaaaaaaaaaaah! At last. Thank you Hon. Dr. Charles Banda. We have suffered from land and property thefts aided by council officials.

    It’s horrible these things occur in Zambia. People have no respect for others.

    It’s totally bizarre officials can behave like this.

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  7. Excellent. If it is done within the law and is for a good purpose, which I believe it is, then let it be so. Please clean up all the mess without fear or favour. Once in while is required to overhaul a system to ensure that the objective of an organisation is still been met. It is called cleaning out the rubbish. Kz

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  8. Excellent. If it is done within the law and is for a good purpose, which I believe it is, then let it be so. Please clean up all the mess without fear or favour. Once in while is required to overhaul a system to ensure that the objective of an organisation is still been met. It is called cleaning out the rubbish. Kaizar zulu

  9. Excellent. If it is done within the law and is for a good purpose, which I believe it is, then let it be so. Please clean up all the mess without fear or favour. Once in while is required to overhaul a system to ensure that the objective of an organisation is still been met. It is called cleaning out the rubbish. Kaizar xx

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  10. PF cadres with their female Annie Chifuta has lead to this war between councils and PF government.
    Just give councils to UPND for that 3 months for them to rehearse their next year government.

  11. I told you that that there is rift between local government minister and Miles Sampa.

    These two gentlemen they a bone chew.

    PF must go

  12. Is it me or this minister is suspending the entire city council rather than the people involved in corrupt activities? Does that mean all council activities should stop until the adminstrators are appointed to come in and do an audit? We have been saying for a long time that the ministry of lands is corrupt to the core. Please Audit them fast fast and extend it to the ministry of finance.

  13. No one will be held accountable for these crimes ………..

    PF and lungu fear accountability in All GRZ , unless you are a threat to lungu , incase they are asked to account for their wealth…..

  14. Iyiii Miles mwaiche, they are really not happy with you. Imagine at the Convention! This chi Banda guy is been used left right and centre to tame Miles!

  15. Kitwe yasebana.Thought Kangombi was straight..
    But those structures opposite Puma on Chibuluma road …..kaya mwandi. Kwati baliswamo.

  16. But Kilometres was telling us that a council decision can only be reversed by the minister after six months have elapsed according to law so whats happening now.

  17. Sampa resign as this is embarasment leave PF and go back to UPND.Or Retire from politics. This is not your game.

  18. This is exactly what SEER1 meant when he said there is going to be a confusion in PF, No I believe him.

  19. Well done Hon. Dr Charles Banda. I would like you to also have a closer look into Kafue Council. Ready to give you examples. Would have loved to hear that some people at Lands Ministry have been fired or suspended. There is always some collusion between Councils and Lands Ministry.

  20. Well done Hon. Dr Charles Banda. I would like you to also have a closer look into Kafue Council. Ready to give you examples. Would have loved to hear that some people at Lands Ministry have been fired. There is always some collusion between Councils and Lands Ministry.

  21. Anbamwa above has rightly asked, what law has the minister used?
    As per constitution, the major is directly voted into office by the people, and the whole idea of having an elected mayor was to enhance decentralization.
    The cabinet has no control over the mayor and cannot fire or suspend an elected official.
    It’s the same as cabinet suspending a serving Member of parliament.

  22. All the more reason why government should very careful with the functions that they devolve to these councils. They will continue abusing the authority

  23. “The suspension of the two councils follows the visit to Matero Constituency by the Ministries of Local Government and Lands and Natural Resources where the Council permitted the extension of properties into road reserves”.
    This means Town Clerk and his management were as well part and parcel of the illegal land allocation decisions and should be part and parcel of the suspension. How else would The Mayor and Councillors table and deliberate matters in committees and full council without those matters being first discussed and tabled by management? Councillors table their issues through the Town via the Committees and finally all called and scheduled by Town Clerk.
    LCC “MISMANAGEMENT TEAM” ‘AUTU’!

  24. It appears Mayor Myles Sampa is trying to expose some bad behaviour and practices by foreigners like Chinese who are bringing apartheid in our beautiful Motherland Zambia. It’s really shameful that foreigners have the courage to abuse their chance to live in the a country like Zambia.
    Corruption is real and taking place . If only Dr Charles Banda could check Ministry of Lands and Choma city on the allocation of land on road reserves. One old man got Land Title Deeds straight from the Lands without passing through the Concil.The Currently 3 people have disputes over boundaries ,the matter is pending in court due to Covid 19 .

  25. Why is it that the PF doesn’t follow the rules that it has set before .Zambians know for instance that Dr Chitalu Chilufya is under investigations by the anti corruption commission for various awful offences and he is enjoying a steal wall protection from Jonathan.This time around the same PF have made the their own pudding and eaten it on the two mayors .We’ve heard from fvcking Kaiser and Jonathan the Mantra innocent till proven guilt .What has changed now ?

  26. This one seems like targeting Miles Sampa who has done a good job than the YES bwanas’ from Radio Stations. PF is now fighting itself. SHAME!!!!!

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