Govt. warns councils against illegal land allocation
Solwezi, June 17th, 2014, ZANIS —- Government has warned of stern action against councilors in the habit of abandoning their civic responsibilities for illegal allocation of land at the expense of serving communities.
Local government minister Emmanuel Chenda says his ministry will not entertain inappropriate procedures in land allocation.
Mr. Chenda advised mayors, council chairpersons, councilors and principal officers to show exemplary leadership and observe highest moral standards that will reverse the negative public perception of councils.
The minister said this in a speech read on his behalf by his deputy Nicholas Banda at the two day local government association of Zambia extra ordinary conference held in Solwezi District, yesterday.
Mr Chenda has since appealed to the local government association to sensitize its members on the consequences of illegal land allocation.
Speaking when he delivered a vote of thanks, Chinsali Town Clerk Patrick Kambita said with the political will shown by government, councils are determined to deliver to promises of people despite obstacles being faced.