Local government and Housing minister Forrie Tembo says the council should seriously consider opening up the district for economic activities in the area.
He said the council should allocate more plots for the residents using the Land Development Fund for even the vulnerable people in the area to acquire land.
ZANIS reports from Kaoma that the minister said this his ministry handed over a KR200, 000 cheque for the improvement of some shanty compounds in the district of Western province.
“ I urged the council in Kaoma district to open up land for the people through the land development fund so that poor people who cannot manage to buy plots at the current prizes offered by the local authority could also be covered on cheap land, ‘ he said.
He however, cautioned all council employees and councilors, alike, to avoid the illegal selling of plots without following stipulated procedures saying that anyone who would be found will face the wrath of the law.
He also said that government will construct 10 houses for the council in order to reduce on the shortages of accommodation adding that soon Kaoma will have street lights at a cost of KR 200,000.00.
Last year, government through DANNIDA and western water and sewerage company awarded a K3.2 billion (old currency) to Logical systems to overhaul the water reticulation system in Kaoma district which is scheduled to be completed by the end of June this year.