Thursday, June 13, 2024

Lusaka councillor submits list of unplanned structures that should be demolished in Makeni


Lusaka’s Makeni Villa ward 14 councillor Fred Mumba has submitted to the Planning Department of Lusaka City Council-LCC cases of unplanned structures that are blocking roads, water runways and drainages.

Mr Mumba said that the unplanned structures would be demolished as they are a contributing factor to perennial flooding in the area.
Speaking when he officiated at a consultative meeting for community preparedness in floods and Disaster Risk Management organized by Africa Access Water-AFAW, Mr. Mumba says there is need to engage community members in finding solutions to flooding challenges in the area adding that no law breaker would be spared.

The civic leader mentioned that all the solutions to address the perennial flooding in the area would be executed lawfully by involving relevant authorities.

He has indicated that the new dawn government is focused on doing the right thing even if it meant staying in power for 5 years only.
At the same event, AFAW Chief Executive Officer, Paul Kapanda expressed happiness at the new dawn government’s political will in finding a lasting solution to flooding challenges in the area.

Meanwhile, AFAW Director Projects Rodney Katongo says the organization is considering commercial boreholes to save over 100 households, water harvesting as well as water purifiers to have clean and safe drinking water in stressed communities.


  1. Please councils through out Zambia must set up openings for plots allocation to citizens properly. Have land for setting up new towns with clinics, schools, policr, market/shoping centers, churches, recreation facilities for adults and children etc. This will depopulate the so called squaters and congesting the compounds.
    God created Zambia for all Zambians and no one has no place to stay as God planned us to be. Very suprising issue is that man oppresses his fellow man. Please let us stop this kind oppression and discrimination against each other. Land is vast and can accomodated every citizen.

  2. Don’t be quick to demolish. Questions like who in the council benefited from selling illegal land need to be answered. Demolishing houses without answers is same as destroying evidence. Plan long term projects that will deliver water to every household in your ward.

  3. Demolish and compensate them, You are so used in this country to inflict pain on your citizens. Most of these plots built in wrong areas are normally given by you the councilors. If you are saying you are willing to be in power only for five years, go and demolish without compensation. Then the people will meet you at the ballot. Go and do what you did in Chingola, demolish peoples houses, leave them in the cold and start looking for alternative land for them, instead of doing things the other way round

  4. It is important to be following our Town and Country planning. Short cuts are always dangerous. In some areas, plots were given as though people would be using choppers to go to their home. No wander some people bought choppers!

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