Chibombo District hails move to repossess idle plots
Chibombo, September 25th , 2014 , ZANIS – Chibombo District Council has recommended the Commissioner of Lands stance that all undeveloped plots in the district be re-possessed.
Council Secretary Josephine Phiri says his council is in support of the Commissioner of Lands directive to repossess idle lands after remaining undeveloped for a long time now.
Ms Phiri said some of the residential and commercial plots have remained idle for some years now.
She said this has gone far beyond the stipulated period of 18 months within which owners are supposed to develop their pieces of land after receiving the formal offer letters of the plots.
ZANIS reports that the Council Secretary said this in an interview at her office today.
And Chibombo Central Ward Councilor Robby Malindima has described the failure by some people to develop the plots as retrogressive to the much needed infrastructure development in the area.
Mr Malindima in a separate interview wondered why some people rushed to acquire pieces of land when they were not ready to develop them.
He said it is unfortunate that some people have even decided to start farming on the commercial and residential plots allocated to them, at the expense of putting up buildings.