ZANIS COPY – Illegal structures to be demolished in Choma

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—––Choma Town Clerk, Mwiya Mwiya, has warned that
the local authority will go ahead and demolish houses built on illegally acquired land.

Mr Mwiya says the council will also pull down structures built on land given by the Resident Development Committees (RDCs) because these organs have been disbanded and outlawed.

He told ZANIS in Choma today that the local authority is disturbed that some residents have continued to ignore advice not to build houses on illegally acquired land.

Mr Mwiya says only the council is mandated by the Ministry of Lands to allocate land, adding that those getting land through other means are doing so at their own risk.

He appealed to all members of public to verify with the council whenever purchasing land from individuals.

The town clerk stressed that the local authority will demolish structures that have been built in unauthorized areas.

Mr Mwiya said former RDC members who will be implicated in any illegal land allocation will face the law as their activities border on criminality.