Monze school land wrangle deepens
Monze, 6th March 2013, ZANIS…………….A land wrangle has deepened at Kayuni primary school in Monze district where a resident is alleged to have taken over part of the school land.
The wrangle was exposed when Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet Ambassador Peter Kasanda toured the School to check on government developmental projects in the district.
Ambassador Kasanda said the unfortunate scenario at the School is as result of the grand corruption that was exhibited in the previous MMD regime.
The Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet assured the community that government will address the matter so that the problem is addressed.
He pointed out that the matter will be brought to the attention of the Surveyor general to ensure that the land wrangle is addressed for the school to carry on with smooth operations.
Southern Province Permanent Secretary Dr Chileshe Mulenga noted that Mubila Sianyama should have acquired the title deed only for the land on which his house is built situated a few meters away from the school rather than claiming a large portion of the land.
Dr Mulenga said government will also ensure that the land is given back to the community rather than an individual.
Monze district education board secretary (DEBS) Peggy Chilema explained that the community has been fighting the land wrangle on its own a situation which resulted in losing the case in the court.
Ms Chilema said currently the community is failing to help the School in building infrastructure and staff houses for teachers for fear of being dragged to court.
The DEBS also revealed that even the School ground for pupils is alleged to be in the hands of Mr Sianyama who does not even live in the house that he bought from government.