Chinese Cotton Company in Land scam in Lundazi District
Lundazi , June 8th, 2013, ZANIS — Lundazi Council Adhoc Committee through the Local Government has revealed that a lot of anomalies were committed by the China Cotton Company [CCC] in acquiring the land behind the Food Reserve Agency [FRA] sheds.
ZANIS in Lundazi District reports that this was revealed by Council Adhoc sub-committee during the recently Council Full Meeting, in Lundazi District, today.
It was heard that among the anomalies observed was the non availability of the documents at the provincial land offices and the hectors of land surveyed by the regional surveyor not matching with the land occupied by the Chinese firm, among others.
It was also indicated that according to the papers that CCC has in possession, the land was approved in June and the application date is in December 2005 the very year, which complicated the matter even more.
The local government in the area has therefore urged the Lundazi residents who are to be displaced by CCC Company to remain calm as the matter is still in the hands of the commission of land.
And Lundazi district council chairman Godfrey Mapili said the report shows that there were false fitting of documents by some council management a thing which he described as unfortunate.
He said it is evident that fogging documents, corrupt practices was involved and called on the politicians, government departments and the stake holders to support the local government in fighting corruption.
Meanwhile, Lundazi district commissioner Janet Mvula said the Patriotic Front[PF] government is allergic to corruption hence the need to fight it.
She has therefore assured the management that a law should visit whoever has been fogging the documents because the PF is a party for the poor.
This was during the 3rd quarter of the ordinary council meeting held at civic centre over the weekend.