Lusaka land acquisition under review

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Lusaka land acquisition under review

Lusaka, December 9, 2013, ZANIS………The Lusaka Province Panning Authority (LPPA) says it has recorded a success in operations of planning Lusaka Province in 2013.

Acting Provincial Planning Authority officer Sylvia Masabo says LPPA’s operations have been successful despite the challenges being faced especially in the newly created districts.

Mrs. Masabo was speaking during the 2013 annual review meeting for the LPPA board and other stakeholders.

Ms Masabo said LPPA and its stakeholders were working together to facilitate land acquisition for the creation of administrative offices and townships in the new districts.

She said during the year under review successes were recorded in the acquisition of land for the development of district administration in some newly created district in the province.

Mrs. Masabo said the Planning Authority will not only develop the new districts but it will ensure the existing districts are developed to an acceptable standards.

And Chilanga council secretary Namukolo Kalufyanya cautioned the Planning Authority to work together with local authorities to avoid confusion when issuing land to developers.

Ms. Kalufyanaya said the Authority should sensitize the public in Lusaka province to remove the perception that council authorities over charge them.

She advised the developers to use the correct channels and avoid using third parties when acquiring land to avoid being misled.