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Mufulira municipality gives Catholic Church land

NKOMBO KACHEMBA, Kitwe
MUFULIRA Municipal Council (MMC) has given the Catholic Church, through the Diocese of Ndola, 3,000 hectares of land for the establishment of a satellite city in the district with an initial investment of US$20 million.
The satellite town, which will be called Eco City, will have a university to offer courses in agricultural science, a shopping mall, schools and other amenities.
Mufulira town clerk Nsakanya Changwe said the local authority has given the land on the Mufulira-Ndola road to the Franciscan Sisters of Service, who are under the Catholic Diocese of Ndola for the satellite city.
Mr Changwe said the works on the project would start as soon as the developers obtained a title deed from the Ministry of Lands.
“We are going to have what is known as an Eco City here in Mufulira.
This city will have a university, schools and a shopping mall. The developers are just waiting for the title deed before they start the works,” he said.
Mr Changwe said the huge investment would completely transform the small mining town of Mufulira into a city and create jobs for the local people.
He said more people would also acquire knowledge and skills in agricultural science to be offered at the university.
Mr Changwe said with the university offering agriculture courses, it would be easy for the district administrative office to drive the government’s diversification agenda.
And Mr Changwe has said the contractor working on the township roads in Mufulira has started the works following the release of some money by the Ministry of Finance.

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