Chawama squatters warned of demolition

chawama compound
chawama compound

Chawama Member of Parliament (MP), Edgar Lungu, has directed that houses that have allegedly been built on the Freedom Compound clinic premises be demolished.


Suspected people believed to be party cadres have allegedly encroached the clinic premises and constructed houses despite being notified against the move.


This came to light when Mr Lungu, who was accompanied by PF John Howard Ward-3  Councillor, Adam Mwanza, PF Nkoloma Ward-1 Councillor, Lawrence Sichalwe, PF Chawama Constituency and senior government officials, paid an impromptu visit at the clinic.


Mr Lungu, who is also Defence Minister, said government wants sanity in the administration of land and it would not condone lawlessness in the country regardless of political affiliation, colour or religion.


He said the land that has been encroached is earmarked for the construction of an ultra-modern police post and a school


He said encroachment notices were issued to the people in question but regretted that the notices were ignored.


He further warned that the perpetrators risked being prosecuted and serve as a deterrent to  would-be offenders.


The MP also toured and inspected developmental projects in his area, among them the hammer mill at Freedom Women Club, feeder roads and the newly opened Makeni shopping Mall on the Kafue/Livingstone highway road.