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Row arises over Kwacha grounds in Ndola

The proposed subdivision and sale of Stand number 1346 Kwacha Grounds has sparked widespread opposition among residents of Ndola.

Ndola Central Member of Parliament Frank Tayali has emphasized the importance of preserving community spaces and fostering a brighter future for Ndola Central and beyond. Tayali observed that despite claims of the said land being idle, ” Kwacha Grounds holds significant value.

” Kwacha Grounds holds significant a strategic reserve for sporting and recreational amenities, which play a crucial role in fostering community unity and well-being, ” he said. He has advised stakeholders to prioritize the preservation and enhancement of Kwacha Grounds instead of sacrificing it for commercial gain.

Tayali, who is also Minister of Transport and Logistics, has proposed innovative approaches such as Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) or long-term land leases to attract developers for investing in modern sporting infrastructure.

He emphasized the need for a strong declaration that Kwacha Grounds must never be sold, underlining its significance as more than just a piece of land but as a symbol of community identity and well-being.

Source: eNCA

In other news – Mporokoso MP Brian Mundubile Suspended for 30 Days Over Parliamentary Breach

Mporokoso Member of Parliament, Brian Mundubile, has been handed a 30-day suspension for breaching parliamentary privileges and showing contempt towards the institution.

Brian Mundubile

The decision to suspend Mundubile stems from a ruling on a point of order raised on October 6, 2023, by nominated Member of Parliament, Likando Mufalali, and a complaint lodged by Moomba Member of Parliament, Fred Chaatila. Mundubile’s conduct on the floor of the house. Read more

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