Ndola City Council has warned people who have continued to encroach on cemetery land to stop doing so to avoid their houses being demolished.
NCC Public Relations Manager Rebecca Mushota disclosed in an interview with ZANIS that the local authority does not permit people to construct houses within the premises of the graveyard adding that houses that are being constructed within the premises risked being demolished.
Ms. Mushota said the council has the mandate to protect the deceased hence it will not allow illegal settlers to cause further damage to the land meant for the dead.
She added that government will not allow people or any developers to develop land without proper documentation from the local authorities.
“People who want to buy or develop land should first consult or verify the documentation they have with the council through which they will get permission to develop the land,” she said
The public relations manager said if people will continue buying land without proper documentation there houses will be demolished without any compensation.
She has since urged the public to take the rightful procedures before constructing anything adding that if they are to construct it should be five meters away from the graveyard.
5 meters from graveyard is allowed, you can build. These PF nimbwa.
Why would anyone want to live in a Graveyard before they are dead?
Zambia has a lot of land. Why do people keep squeezing themselves in small, tight spaces? This is why you find foreigners come and clear a patch of land in the middle of nowhere and put up paradise for themselves. That is when you see the locals suddenly running to occupy land around newly established places. Now you want to occupy manda shuwa!?
Madam PRM. Only 5 metres….. away???
300 metres away is understandable not 5 metres iwe
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