Kampyongo hints at Livingstone demolitions


ALL structures that have been built on land which was illegally sold by suspended Livingstone councillors will be demolished, Minister of Local Government and Housing Stephen Kampyongo told Parliament yesterday.

And Mr Kampyongo has revealed that a committee which was formed to look into the illegal allocation of land had received enough funds from Government to enable it demolish all structures countrywide which had been built on illegally acquired land.

Mr Kampyongo said this in his ministerial statement on the land scam in Livingstone and other councils in Zambia.

“Mr. Speaker, the ministry has received a report from the council’s adhoc committee that was set up to investigate events surrounding the land allocation scam in Livingstone City Council,” Mr Kampyongo said.

He said following the revelations by the council’s adhoc committee report the Local Government Service Commission reverted the then acting town clerk to his substantive position of Director public health pending detailed investigations by the Anti-Corruption Commission.

Mr Kampyongo said the commission had also appointed an acting town clerk to enable smooth operation of the council.

“The council has suspended the Mayor of Livingstone and other councillors involved in the land scam for six months pending investigations by the Anti-Corruption Commission,” he said.

Mr Kampyongo said there  would be no sacred cow when dealing with illegal allocation of land.

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