Accusations of illegal allocation of plots at ZRA, Zambia Revenue Authority premises near Saturday Market in Chipata have hit back at Chipata Municipal Council.
Saturday Market Chairperson, Peter Soko told Breeze News that he is in possession of a list of names of nine people who were given offer letters by the council for construction of plots at ZRA back gate.
Mr. Soko says the council should stop accusing the market committee of issuing illegal plots when they are the ones who authorized the construction of shops at the area.
He dared the local authority to challenge ZRA if that land belongs to them, saying the land in question belongs to the traders at the market and not ZRA.
On Friday last week, Chipata Municipal Council gave a stop order to people constructing shops at ZRA offices, saying the land was allocated illegally by the Saturday market committee.