- by Mukosha Funga on 25 Aug 2019by Ulande Nkomesha on 24 Aug 2019by Julia Malunga on 24 Aug 2019by Natasha Sakala on 24 Aug 2019
- by Stuart Lisulo on 23 Aug 2019by Stuart Lisulo on 22 Aug 2019by Ulande Nkomesha on 22 Aug 2019by Ulande Nkomesha on 21 Aug 2019
- by Zondiwe Mbewe on 25 Aug 2019by Zondiwe Mbewe on 24 Aug 2019by Zondiwe Mbewe on 24 Aug 2019by Joseph Mwenda on 23 Aug 2019
- Goal Diggers
- by Abraham Kalito on 23 Aug 2019by Abraham Kalito on 23 Aug 2019by Abraham Kalito on 8 Aug 2019by Abraham Kalito on 8 Aug 2019
- by Diggers Editor on 25 Aug 2019by Diggers Editor on 24 Aug 2019by Diggers Editor on 22 Aug 2019by Diggers Editor on 21 Aug 2019
- Guest Diggers
- by Chisoni Mumba, PhD on 17 Aug 2019by CUTS on 4 Aug 2019by Kangwa Muyunda on 3 Aug 2019by Rueben Lifuka on 31 Jul 2019
- Editor's Choice
- by Diggers Correspondent on 24 May 2019by Diggers Reporter on 4 Mar 2019by Andyford Mayele Banda on 29 Jan 2019by Davies Mwila on 22 Jan 2019
- by Diggers Correspondent on 11 Aug 2019by Mukosha Funga on 27 Jul 2019by Mukosha Funga on 21 Jul 2019by Web Master on 27 Jun 2019
Not everyone paid for plots cited in Auditor General’s report – Ndola City CouncilBy Julia Malunga on 14 Aug 2019
The Ndola City Council (NCC) says the 95 high-cost plots in Dola Hill, Mishishi and Chibolele areas that were sold to more than one potential buyer, earning the Council over K2.5 million, were not all fully paid for by some residents.
According to the Auditor General’s Report, the Ndola City Council allocated 95 high-cost plots in Dola Hill, Mishishi and Chibolele areas to more than one potential buyer and collected K2,537,500 from about 204 people.
But in a statement availed to News Diggers! Tuesday, NCC public relations manager Tilyenji Mwanza explained how the Council earned over K2.5 million from allocating plots to two or more buyers.
Mwanza stated that a land audit had been carried out in the said area in November, 2017, and revealed that it was not everyone with a claim for a plot who paid a premium, and that not every buyer fully paid.
“The Ndola City Council has approved the subdivision and resettlement plan of the NCC- Henan Gouji land with 60 hectares to be retained for the NCC- Henan Gouji project who are the title holders, while 77 hectares will be re-planned and allocated alternative plots to those who had encroached on the said stand number LN-8841/623. The subdivision result in the creation of 468 plots, an action taken to mitigate on the part of residents who had made payments to the Council and not given plots as observed in the Auditor General’s Report (2014-2016) as well as those that may have had cases of double or multiple allocations,” read the statement.
“The Ndola City Council in April, 2019, entered a consent judgement between NCC- Henan Gouji and Mwamba Kaula and others, which judgement paved way for the subdividing of stand number LN-8841/623 into two portions. Meanwhile, during a Special Council Sitting in July, Town Clerk Wisdom Bwalya reported to Ndola Council that the 77 hectares has been re-planned creating 468 plots. The said plots have been resized, but are within the range of high-cost plots (1,200m2).”
Mwanza explained after the land audit done revealed that a total of 1,588 people claimed plots, some of whom did not pay full amounts.
“The Ndola City Council would like to inform members of the public that a land audit was carried out in the said area in November, 2017, which revealed that it was not everyone with a claim for a plot who had paid a plot premium. The audit revealed that 1,588 people claimed plots from the site in question out of which only 447 people had paid in full, 306 partially paid and 835 did not pay anything to Council. It is in this regard that the Ndola City Council’s priority will be to the 447 that had paid full plot premium,” she explained.
She added that the Council had begun the process of informing the affected people who were to be given alternative plots.
“The Ndola City Council has already begun the process of informing those to be given the alternative plots using relevant media outlets as was published in the Times of Zambia on 1st August, 2019. However, this is going to be handled as a case by case matter as some matters are still active in the courts of law. It should also be noted that the Ndola City Council will be responsible for the implementation of the resettlement plan, which will include but not limited to: surveying, numbering of plots, beaconing and opening of access roads, whilst members of the public eligible for the plot from the resettlement plan shall be made to pay Processing fee, Penalty fee, Numbering fee and Building Plan Scrutiny Fee,” stated Mwanza.
“The process of interviewing was conducted by various stakeholders so as to ensure transparency and adherence to the land alienation procedures outlined in Circular Number 1 of 1985 procedure on land alienation and as outlined in the Local Government Land Administration and Allocation Circular No. 1 of 2015. A list of successful applicants was further published in the Times of Zambia newspaper dated Thursday, August 1, 2019. Finally, be informed that successful applicants are advised to visit Legal Department at Civic Centre to collect their demand letters, which is the basis for payments of plot premiums.”
About Julia Malunga
Julia is a curious journalist who is determined to unearth the truth and is good at criminal investigations.
Email: julia [at] diggers [dot] news
- High mealie meal prices are an indictment on Lungu – Nalumango - 24 Aug 2019
- TIZ asks Lungu to cancel Forest 27 plots, says ACC must investigate minister for abuse - 23 Aug 2019
- Nondo’s defection shocks NAREP - 23 Aug 2019
- Unscrupulous retailers causing high mealie meal prices – Dora - 23 Aug 2019
- CSPR tips govt on how to deal with hunger crisis - 22 Aug 2019
- Don’t worry Musa, Saasa; the corrupt defend each other (2,000 views)
- LAZ wants ConCourt to send Tutwa to jail for contempt (1,441 view)
- Why was impeachment motion halted if courts have no bearing on Parley, HH asks Matibini (1,059 view)
- LAZ warns Speaker, MPs of contempt over Bill 10 (972 views)
- Indeed, the Speaker is being mischievous on Amendment Bill 10 (828 views)
- LAZ wants ConCourt to send Tutwa to jail for contempt
- Luapula man beats wife to death for being drunk
- Don’t worry Musa, Saasa; the corrupt defend each other
- KCM opposes Vedanta’s application to disregard in-house lawyer’s affidavit
- Maize dependency will continue making Zambia vulnerable to hunger – Kayula
Subscribe For News In Email
The News Diggers
Deputy News Editor
Plot No. Lus/9812/649-MC8
off Alex Chola Road
P.O. Box 32147
Telephone or WhatsApp:
diggers [at] diggers [dot] news
editor [at] diggers [dot] news
Send this to a friend