Government rescinds demolish exercise

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Government rescinds demolish exercise


Siavonga, May 6, ZANIS —— Government in Siavonga district has rescinded its earlier decision to demolish the problematic squatter settlements in the district.


District Commissioner, Brave Mweetwa said the Patriotic Front government will instead upgrade all squatter compounds in the country in order to make them inhabitable for the community as enshrined in its manifesto.


Mr Mweetwa said government will not demolish squatter settlement because the patriotic front government is a pro-poor and that it understands the problems people are faced with.


He made the re assurance last week at his office, when he addressed representatives from Miyanda resettlement area and members of the clergy who are engulfed in a land wrangle near Mitcho compound.


Mr Mweetwa said that as head of government in the district he was not going to sit and watch the land wrangles in the district to continue.


He also said that he will not allow the district council to play hide and seek games in the resolution of the land wrangles in the district.


Meanwhile the district head has instructed the affected churches and the community in Miyanda settlement to halt all the construction works until all the outstanding issues are resolved by the local authority.