Chinsali master plan almost ready
Chinsali, June 10, 2013, ZANIS… The long awaited development Master Plan for
Chinsali district in Muchinga province will be ready next month.
Chinsali Municipal Council Town Clerk Patrick Kambita disclosed
this during a meeting for heads of government departments chaired by Muchinga
Minister Gerry Chanda over the weekend.
Mr. Kambita said ASCO Zambia Limited, a Lusaka – based consultant
company has been engaged to facilitate the preparation of the Chinsali
Local Area Plan (LAP).
Mr. Kambita said that the council is impressed with the stage at which
ASCO has reached in preparing the Local Area Plan for the district.
He said as soon as ASCO completes its preparations of the plan, the
council will start issuing land to prospective developers.
He said that all the developments which were halted in the district
last year to facilitate the preparation of the Master Plan will resume
in August this year.
The Town Clerk added that land will only be issued to serious and committed
investors who will contribute towards the development of the district.
Mr. Kambita charged that the Council will ensure that there is no room
for those willing to acquire land out of selfish motives and for
purposes of speculations adding that only serious developers will
be allocated land.
The Town Clerk said the local authority is fully aware of the
complaints by the residents but that land will only be issued after
the Local Area Plan is completed.
He said the Local Area Plan will act as a guide for land allocation saying the local
authority does not want the provincial capital to be filled with shanty
compounds and misplaced infrastructure.
Mr. Kambita said the Council is in a hurry to develop Chinsali hence
only serious developers are needed.
And Provincial Minister Gerry Chanda said he is disappointed
that the consultant has taken long to prepare the Master Plan for the
Col Chanda said the delays has affected development in the district adding that people
who want to invest in the district cannot do so because the local authority has suspended
the allocation of land to would-be developers.