Zambian Watchdog

Plots in Choma given to rich ‘foreigners’

April 18
16:06 2013

Dear editor ,

Thanks so much for this web which allows us to express our feelings to the public. Am a Choma resident who is poor cannot afford to bride any council official or a counsellor so that I may have a piece of land in my own country and district. The Choma Municipal council had recently advertised plots for sale in Chandamali area of Choma, and being a person who is interest to own a piece of land in my own country, I took the challenge of buying the application form at 250 non refundable and during the interview I also made a payment of 50 non refundable.

What makes me to be more unhappy is the way interviews were being conducted, some of us who have sat for so many interviews realised that, these people they already had a list of people to give land. The questions were as follows: where do you come from?, where do you work?, How much do you have?, Do you already have a plot in Choma?, thank you the interviews are over we shall come back to you.

I what to testify among the group of youths who had applied, if you are not a son of a council counsellor, minister or any political position with high muscle non of us was awarded a plot. We as youths of Choma we are really shocked that land was give only to rich people, people who already have land and of the land which have they have even failed to develop it, and some land were even awarded to the foreigners who have just been in Choma for One year such as (TITO) .

I feel there is need to investigate on which criteria was used to award plots, because I remember one person who was to be given a plot approach me assist him money to pay one of the counsellors who was helping him to acquire  a  plot, and because he did not manage to raise the amount he was told his name is not on the list of those who have been given plots, of which am sure most of them used their financial muscle to have plots in that area.

ALL IN ALL US CHOMA RESIDENTS DID NOT BENEFIT FROM THIS LAND WHICH IS IN CHANDAMALI, LET GOVERNMENT REPOSESS LAND FROM THESE DOGS WHO WERE GIVEN WHICH DO NOT BELONG TO THEM.

CS

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