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Running Out Of Burial Space In Lusaka City

The Lusaka City Council claims that there is a shortage of burial space since its public cemeteries are currently recording an all-time high of one thousand burials each month.

All public cemeteries are currently filled, according to LCC Director of Public Health VICTOR KAGOLI, and the local government is now reserving the tiny areas between existing graves for burials.

Additionally, Mr. KAGOLI said that the local government is taking into account a proposal for a 10 hectare farm in the Silverest neighborhood, where a local developer is selling land that can be turned into a cemetery.

To allow the Lusaka City Council to once again occupy abandoned farms that can be converted into cemeteries, Kamwala Ward Councillor MAINDA SIMATAA has requested that Parliament approve a bill.

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