CHAMBO NG’UNI, Kabwe
KABWE Municipal Council (KMC) has rescinded its decision to demolish 38 houses illegally constructed in an area earmarked for the establishment of a multi-facility economic zone (MEFZ).
Kabwe mayor Prince Chileshe says the KMC will not demolish any house but will charge the affected people and legalise their plots.
Mr Chileshe said a motion will be moved next week before a full council meeting to suspend a named councillor believed to have been behind the allocation of plots in the land in question.
“A special council meeting will be held before the end of next week. The council has found grounds to suspend the councillor,” Mr Chileshe said.
He warned that under his leadership, he will not condone illegalities in land administration in the municipality.
Mr Chileshe said the suspension of a named councillor will send a warning signal to the rest of civic leaders to concentrate on serving the people and not selling land.
He said if matters of land illegalities are not addressed,the local authority risk being suspended by the Ministry of Local Government.
And Kabwe Central member of Parliament (MP) Tutwa Ngulube said he will ensure none of the houses is demolished.
Mr Ngulube said this when he featured on “Power to the People” programme on Power FM Radio.
He wondered why the local authority did not consult him on its decision to demolish the houses or listen to the affected people.
He said he is only a representative of the people and that he has no grudge against Mr Chileshe or the KMC.