Govt demolishes illegal houses in Chinika

homeless in Lusaka
homeless in Lusaka

A combined team of Lusaka City Council (LCC) Police and State Police conducted an operation last night in Chinika area and demolished 14 structures built on private land were following a court order.

Acting LCC Public Relations Manager, Habeenzu Mulunda, said of the 14 houses demolished, 8 were built up to roof level and six were on the slab level.

Mr Mulunda disclosed the development the ZANIS in a press statement in Lusaka today.

He said the council wishes to reiterate its appeal to the residents of Lusaka to ensure that they follow proper channels of land acquisition in order to avoid such inconveniences.

He explained that in the recent past people have been invading any open space they come across without verifying the status of the parcel of land either with the Council or the Ministry of Lands and this has resulted in many having their structures demolished, hence losing their hard earned money.

Mr Mulunda said the local authority would, therefore, like to strongly advise those who wishe to purchase land from individuals, to engage the officers at the Council in the department of Legal Services, Deeds Section for guidance on the status of the land before making any monetary transaction.