GOVERNMENT has warned Patriotic Front (PF) councillors to desist from allocating illegal land to members of the public.
Information and Broadcasting Services Minister Chishimba Kambwili said that Government would not tolerate lawlessness in the country.
Mr Kambwili who is also chief Government spokesperson said councillors should leave the allocation of land to authorities that were mandated to give land.
He said all Councillors who were in the habit of allocating land should desist from the act or face the law.
“I am warning all PF councillors who have been reported to have allocated land to members of the community to desist from the act or face the law. Government will not tolerate lawlessness, as no one is above the law,” he said.
Mr Kambwili who is Roan Member of Parliament expressed disappointment at the reports, indicating that one of the PF councillors in Roan Constituency had sold land illegally at a cost of K7, 500 to a member of the public.
He said this when the Zambia Federation of Poor and Homeless People were given land by the Luanshya Municipal Council in Luanshya.
Mr Kambwili said such acts of illegal land allocation under the PF Government would not be entertained at all cost.
He said he would not tolerate Councillors who were taking advantage of the less privileged by selling land meant for them.
“I will not tolerate the misuse of land by people who are doing it for their own selfish benefit, let the authorities mandated to give land do so,” he said.
Mr Kambwili assured that all councillors that were involved in corruption and illegal land allocation would be brought to book.
Times of Zambia