Kambwili castigates council over Mufuchani house demolitions

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STATEMENT BY HON. CHISHIMBA KAMBWILI, MP, MINISTER OF INFORMATION AND BROADCASTING SERVICES AND CHIEF GOVERNMENT SPOKESPERSON ON THE DEMOLITION OF HOUSES IN MUFUCHANI AREA IN KITWE BY THE CITY COUNCIL
Government is saddened by the demolition of houses in Kitwe’s Mufuchani area by the Kitwe City Council.
What is even more regrettable is that the council took this action in the middle of the rainy season.
This action is not only unacceptable but inhuman and demeaning to the affected families.
Government is aware of the rampant illegal land allocation by some council officials at Kitwe City Council and will not allow such desperate attempts to cover-up their illegal dealings.
During his visit to the City, Local Government and Housing Minister discovered that the council had been allocating land in the area illegally.
It must be noted that at no point did the Hon. Minister of Local Government and Housing direct the council to demolish people’s houses but to stop any further construction of structures in the area.
In this regard, Government directs the Kitwe City Council to immediately find accommodation for the affected families as the local authority looks for alternative land for the people.
Hon. Chishimba Kambwili, MP
MINISTER OF INFORMATION AND BROADCASTING SERVICES AND CHIEF GOVERNMENT SPOKESPERSON.
14th January, 2015

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