The local authority in Lundazi district is in the
process of repossessing a three hectare land belonging to Lundazi Hotel whose managing director is Dr George Chabwela.
ZANIS reports that Lundazi District Council Planner Davison Kamuli says the council wrote to the owner informing him that they will start the process of repossessing the land as he was not developing it and he wrote back that the building at the said land was at roof level.
Mr Kamuli says that it was the duty of the council to recommend for the repossession of land to the Ministry of Lands if the owner is not developing it.
He says that the council will not sit idle and see people who got land sometime back failing to develop it.
And Eastern Province Permanent Secretary Chanda Kasolo says that government will not interfere with the legal aspect of repossession by the council.
Mr Kasolo says that it was clear in the law that once a person acquires land he/she has eighteen months to develop it failure to which land can be repossessed.
He said the council should engage Dr Chabwela to ensure that the land is repossessed legally and not with selfish motives.