Chipata golf course to relocate
Chipata, May 31, ZANIS —–The Ministry of Local Government and Housing has approved the change of zonal ownership of the Chipata golf course land.
Chipata Municipal council Chief Town Planner Hurst Jengajenga disclosed the development in an interview with ZANIS in Chipata today.
Mr Jenganga explained that the approval of zonal ownership means that the local authority can go ahead with its plans to open up the golf course for other developments.
He said the development came up following an advert which the council ran to have the land be used for something different.
He said as procedure, the advert ran for 28 days and received no objection from the owners or interested members of the public.
Mr Jenganga added that Chipata town is currently in need of development especially in social facilities such as shopping malls and office accommodation.
He noted that it was for this reason that the local authority felt that the land could be used for something else targeted to enhance the development of the town.
“Concerning that land we thought that the golf course be taken somewhere as that land can be used for something else, the town is currently lacking space for shopping malls and office accommodation, so that land can be utilized,” he said.
He added that currently, the golf course land is a free land as the title for the golf association expired in 1997.
Mr Jengajenga however, said a 50 hectares land has already been secured for the golf course to relocate.
He disclosed that the council will soon put up another advert for interested investors to bid for the development of the area.
“Very soon we will be putting up an advert for investors to come forward and bid for various developments that they can put up at that land,” he said.