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LCC Urged To Engage Property Owners Whose Buildings Are Blocking Waters

The Lusaka City Council (LCC) has been instructed by President HAKAINDE HICHILEMA to quickly contact property owners whose buildings are obstructing rivers and causing flooding in residential areas.

Certain properties that are obstructing waterways may need to be razed, according to President HICHILEMA.

Yet, he maintains that the Council should interact with people who are impacted in a way that prevents legal action.

According to the President, when cases are brought before courts, they will postpone finding answers to the current flood problem while people continue to suffer.

According to him, disputes should always be settled out of court to protect people’s lives and property as quickly as feasible.

The Zambian Air Force (ZAF) has also been ordered by President HICHILEMA to perform an airborne study of the water situation in Lusaka so that the government may determine which locations are suitable for relocating to.

According to him, the local government should make sure that residents do not go back to the regions they will be moving from.

On touring the city’s flooded districts today in Lusaka, the President made this statement.

President HICHILEMA visited the neighborhoods of Kamwala South, Chawama, Makeni Villa, and Garden House.

Service Chiefs, Ministers, the National Coordinator of the Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit (DMMU), GABRIEL POLLEN, the Mayor of Lusaka, CHILANDO CHITANGALA, and other senior government officials were present with the President.

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