Ndola City Council (NCC) has with immediate effect suspended the allocation of plots until March 31, 2014 in order to streamline the land alienation and management system.
The decision was arrived at during the last full council meeting in November last year when the local authority resolved to suspend the allocation of plots.
NCC Acting Town Clerk Ernest Sumani said this in a statement released to ZANIS in Ndola today.
Mr. Sumani said NCC has since appointed an adhoc committee to put in place a mechanism that will foster transparency and accountability in the land alienation process.
He explained t the committee will be giving 90 days amnesty to offers that have not paid land fees in full.
He further explained that failure to do so will result in the offer lapsing and will be declared null and void which will make the council to advertise the availability of the same plots to the general public.
Mr. Sumani also said that a notice of ninety (90) days amnesty to members of the public who purport to possess land with questionable documentation or are building without planning permission to submit their documents to the council for verification and possible regularization.
Mr. Sumani warned that at the expiry of the amnesty the council will proceed to advertise affected plots whose offers will have defaulted for allocation to serious developers.