Mufulira to have new burial site


MUFULIRA Municipal Council will establish a new cemetery at a cost of K296,000. This follows Zambia Environmental Management Agency (ZEMA) granting permission to the local authority.
Mufulira town clerk Nsakanya Changwe said the cemetery will have a total of 39,000 spaces to comprise high cost of all categories.
In 2013, the local authority had written to the Ministry of Local Government to request for authorisation to create a new high-cost cemetery.
Speaking in an interview last week, Mr Changwe said the request was put on hold by then Minister of Local Government and Housing Emerine Kabanshi to facilitate an assessment of the proposed site for the cemetery.
Mr Changwe said the request was accepted by the authority early this year and permission was granted.
The council wrote an environmental impact brief to ZEMA on the project, which has been accepted, with burial on the new cemetery commencing in February or mid-March 2016.
“ZEMA has given us a go-ahead on the establishment of a cemetery, which will have 39,000 grave spaces,” he said.
Mr Changwe said the council will construct a mourners’ shelter and a car park.
Mr Changwe said people preferred to bury their beloved ones at Chatulinga cemetery as opposed to Kansuswa cemetery along Sabina road, which still have enough spaces.
The council charges K5,000 to bury at Chatulinga cemetery, while Kansuswa low cost is K70 and high cost is K150.

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