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Lusaka Archbishop Alick Banda advises Councils to diligently execute their work when allocating land

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Archbishop of Lusaka Archdiocese Alick Banda says to avoid illegal construction of houses in indignant areas has urged the municipal councils to diligently execute their work when allocating land to the local people in order.

Bishop Banda says the demolition of over 300 structures illegally built on Kasompe Airstrip in Chingola Town, on the Copperbelt could have been avoided had the local authority taken action earlier.

The clergyman said this when he graced the Mass Celebration of 65 years of existence of Kabwata’s Good Shepard Catholic Church in Lusaka today.

“Our leaders need to work for the well-being and best interest of the local people who elected them as their leaders.

“The demolition of over 300 houses leaving the victims homeless and stranded is very saddening and frustrating,” said the Bishop.

Earlier on Saturday morning August 20,2022 around 02:00 the Chingola Municipal Council demolished over 300 structures illegally built on the Kasompe Airstrip, a land on title and belonging to Zambia Civil Aviation Authority.

Chingola Council has maintained that it did not allocate the said land to anyone adding that structures were erected without planning permission from the Local Authority thus prompting the demolition.

6 COMMENTS

  1. A lot of incompetence under upnd. At least in our time people houses were not getting demolished for no good reason

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  2. Look at how the UK based Impostor forgets that during Lazy Lungu times plots were corruptly given even land that has title deeds the cadres would sub-divide it in your absence.

  3. ‘Our leaders need to work for the well-being and best interest of the local people who elected them as their leaders.’ If they had done what you have said, the houses would not have been demolished. Instead and in the need to work for the well being of people they could have offered better alternatives. Sad, they chose to demolish the houses.

  4. Bishop why can’t you also admonish the illegal builders instead of just blaming government. What if those 300 were built on church land in chingola were you going to say the same?

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