RESIDENTS of Misisi compound have called on the newly elected leadership in the area to work on legalizing the compound so that people can have access to clean and safe drinking water at all times.
The residents charged that it was high time their area also benefited from the development works that were being enjoyed by other townships in the district.
They complained that the illegality of their settlement had contributed to under-development in the area.
Maxwell Banda, a resident, said that it was important that the leadership in the area worked on legalizing the settlement.
Mr. Banda said Misisi was home to many people and it was just right that it was legalized and developed.
He said Misisi residents had lived in the area for many years and made their living therein, adding that it was not fair that the settlement was still considered illegal.
“As residents of Misisi we are appealing to our newly elected leaders to ensure that they help us by ensuring that they do everything possible to legalize the area; this place has been a home to many of us and it is unfortunate that despite a lot of people occupying this area it is still not a legal settlement,’’ he said.
Mr. Banda said that legalizing the area would help improve the state of the compound because more development works would be carried out.
He said the area had not been developed in the past because it was an illegal settlement.
Mr. Banda said it is saddening that people could be subjected to drinking water from shallow wells because they were living in an area that had not been legalized or recognized by Government. -Millennium Radio 90.5FM