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Lusambo calls for truce over development of land surrounding Kenneth Kaunda International airport

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Lusaka Province Minister Bowman Lusambo has directed the Zambia Airforce and Chongwe council to ensure that all developments on the disputed land between private developers and the National Airports Corporation is resolved.

Speaking when he inspected the land under dispute less than a kilometer from Kenneth Kaunda International airport this morning, Mr Lusambo directed ZAF chief of operations, Brigadier General William Lungu to enhance surveillance activities to ensure that there are no developments taking place in the area.

Mr Lusambo observed that 35 private developers have sued the NAC over the land in question, saying no developments should take place until the matter is addressed.

And Brigadier General Lungu said ZAF is determined to safeguard the security of the airport and sewer ponds that are situated on the land in dispute.

“We don’t want to compromise the security of the airport,” he said.

And Commissioner of Lands George Sindila noted that though offer letters were given to the private developers, the Ministry of Lands will wait for the court to determine whether or not the developments are taking place on the NAC land before the next course of action is taken, as the matter is in court.

“We as the Ministry of Lands are not in a position to create property on top of other properties, so we will wait for the courts to decide over the case before we take the next course of action.

“ We cannot proceed if it is discovered that it falls within the airport boundary, we cannot proceed, but if it is outside the airport grounds we will proceed,” he said.

And Chongwe council legal counsel, Namakau Sumbwa said the council which wanted to start numbering the area halted its plans but was stopped by the Ministry of Lands.

Illegal construction structures in Lusaka

26 COMMENTS

    • Civilian DIRECTING an air force officer, munaonako in a NORMAL country? Lusambo must liaise with his counterparts Ministers of Defence and Lands in this regard.
      GOVERNANCE 101

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  1. HOW WERE SQUATTERS ALLOWED TO SETTLE ON LAND BELONGING TO ZNAC AND ZAF YET THESE TWO INSTITUTIONS ARE WELL STAFFED WITH PIPO WHO ARE SUPPOSED TO BE ALERT ALL THE TIME. THIS IS NEGLIGENCY ON THE PART OPF ZNAC AND ZAF. HAD THE INSTITUTIONS BEEN PROACTIVE SUCH DEVELOPMENT WOULD NOT HAVE TAKEN PLACE. I AM SURE THE BULLDOZER AND CHONGWE COUNCIL WILL FIND A LASTING SOLUTION.

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  2. Boot licker once asked on what was K2 million kwacha. MMD die hard newly found fortunes, in money now,from wearing those MMD overalls written don’t Kutina with Nevers, to now Lusaka province minister though I thought what fits him is district commissioner.

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  3. WHY is this heap of crap getting involved in such matters that are before the courts….reminds me of those ministers who used to visit Meanwood during elections promising to build a tarred road.

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  4. Zambia debt crisis just the ears of the hippopotamus in Africa’s perilous fiscal position

    Zambia debt crisis just the ears of the hippopotamus in Africa’s perilous fiscal position

    Even in the less superstitious view, Friday the 13th is an unlucky day. In the African sovereign finance world, Friday 13 November 2020 will be remembered as the day in which one of the member states, Zambia, failed to meet its debt servicing commitments of $225-million due to the country’s lenders.
    It is tempting to ascribe the country’s failure to meet its debt obligations to the Covid-19 pandemic. However, Zambia and many Africa watchers have seen this coming. A recent seminar held by the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung and the Brenthurst Foundation shed more light on Zambia’s path to chronic indebtedness…

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  5. And why are you f00lish tarino getting involved in our internal matters when you are a foreigner. You are no longer zambian. Why don’t you go and debate boris Johnson

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  6. Of course you won’t see sense in anything I say and yet will see all the sense in the rubbish that your fellow opposition supporters post here. You sound so pathetic and lacking in any objectivity

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  7. Kaizar Zulu November 18, 2020 At 9:58 am

    “…And why are you f00lish tarino getting involved in our internal matters when you are a foreigner. You are no longer zambian. Why don’t you go and debate boris Johnson…..”

    He is debating your corruption because his tax money here in the UK keeps you afloat in Zambia as foringe aid……

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  8. Men in uniform cheapened by useless civilians, just look at his posture. During my military training days – uyu nyabwa would be frog jumping.

  9. Muna Dekhane – They cheapen themselves — how did people start building on their land? Where were they? Do you remember what happened in a similar situation on Mumbwa Road? That is how institutions should deal with people who abrogate the law.

  10. Lawlessness is normal in Zambia. We have lived with it for over 50 years. Kalingalinga, George, Mandevu, baulen, Chawama the list is endless. They all started as illegal settlements. Kaunda tried Site and Service plots but it failed because there was a site but no service. Even the legal plots like in Kabwata, there are illegal structures people have built there. They add rooms without planning permission. The servant quarters in Kabulonga and Woodlands are rented out as flats and the owners do not pay tax on the income. This is what Zambia is, LAWLESS. The only time they bring the law to play, is when you are in the opposition party.

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  11. Before offer letters are issued engage land surveyors to determine the exact boundaries of the properties. The commissioner of lands supposed to know this

  12. Kaizar Zulu November 18, 2020 At 9:58 am

    “…And why are you f00lish tarino getting involved in our internal matters when you are a foreigner. You are no longer zambian. Why don’t you go and debate boris Johnson…..”

    He is debating your corruption because his tax money here in the UK keeps you afloat in Zambia as foringe aid……

    After all you theives with lungu can not survive without donner funds….which is our tax

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  13. Nonsense . Theses guys are just in disarray.The same govt but with conflicting interests. You guys put your house in order. Shame on you.

  14. Spaka what tax money do you and your fellow upnd diasporans contribute when you are on state benefits there and a drain on their resources. If you have ever paid any tax then please let us know how much of the percentage of that was given to foreign aid development. We can refund your pences directly to you. What will your coins do for us ? The highest tax payers there are ones who have right to open mouth not you a mere benefit scrounger. Fuseke

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  15. Btw that tax they pay to donor funding that is only a small part of the resources their ancestors stole from Africa. But you are too f00lish and a coon to realise this. You are made to believe that money owed to you is a gift hahaha

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  16. # 14 above. THE SAINT is the only one that has spoken what needs to be said. Zambians have been mediocre long before independence. Had policies and structures of governing been followed from before the 1950s. None of this mess would persist and exist today.

  17. I become an imposter to you when I give you hard hitting points that you fail to respond to substantively. An imposter of convenience. Chalo ichi

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