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SILVERREST LAND IMPASSE:MP STEPS IN

By JOHN KOMBE
The government has the power to revoke any title for land that is meant to benefit the community, Chongwe constituency Member of Parliament, Sylvia Masebo has said.

Ms. Masebo made the observation when she addressed residents of Silverest area in Ntandabale ward of Chongwe.

This was in response to residents who appealed to her to intervene in a matter in which a former minister allegedly acquired a 1.373 hectares which was earmarked for the construction of a clinic.

Ms Masebo sympathised with the community who bemoaned the lack of a clinic in the area and admitted  that the area needed a clinic so as to reduce the distance that  people cover to access health care services at the nearest clinics in Chelstone and Chongwe central.

She promised to engage the Ministry of Lands to ascertain how the plot in question was acquired.

ms Masebo said that the land would be given back to the community should it be discovered that it was dubiously acquired.

She insisted that an individual cannot disadvantage the community by grabbing land that is meant for social amenities. She said that the New Dawn government was committed to bringing sanity in land acquisition.

Ms. Masebo also warned UPND cadres from engaging in illegal land allocation. She said that those who want to acquire land must follow the right procedure and added that every citizen had a right to own land and as such there would be no favoritism in land allocation.

And Silverest Residents Association committee chairperson Kelly Nswana disclosed that the ministry of Health had even drilled a borehole in readiness for the construction of a clinic.

He said that it was unfortunate that former minister of gender, Ms. Elizabeth Phiri later showed up to claim ownership of the land.

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Silverrest land impasse: MP steps in

By JOHN KOMBE

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he government has the power to revoke any title for land that is meant to benefit the community, Chongwe constituency Member of Parliament, Sylvia Masebo has said.

Ms. Masebo made the observation when she addressed residents of Silverest area in Ntandabale ward of Chongwe.

This was in response to residents who appealed to her to intervene in a matter in which a former minister allegedly acquired a 1.373 hectares which was earmarked for the construction of a clinic.

Ms Masebo sympathised with the community who bemoaned the lack of a clinic in the area and admitted  that the area needed a clinic so as to reduce the distance that  people cover to access health care services at the nearest clinics in Chelstone and Chongwe central.

She promised to engage the Ministry of Lands to ascertain how the plot in question was acquired.

ms Masebo said that the land would be given back to the community should it be discovered that it was dubiously acquired.

She insisted that an individual cannot disadvantage the community by grabbing land that is meant for social amenities. She said that the New Dawn government was committed to bringing sanity in land acquisition.

Ms. Masebo also warned UPND cadres from engaging in illegal land allocation. She said that those who want to acquire land must follow the right procedure and added that every citizen had a right to own land and as such there would be no favoritism in land allocation.

And Silverest Residents Association committee chairperson Kelly Nswana disclosed that the ministry of Health had even drilled a borehole in readiness for the construction of a clinic.

He said that it was unfortunate that former minister of gender, Ms. Elizabeth Phiri later showed up to claim ownership of the land.

He said that she claimed to have legally acquired the land with title deed No. 50085, dated October 17, 2018.

d to have legally acquired the land with title deed No. 50085, dated October 17, 2018.

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