`Give ti­tle to Nkana Polo Club ex-work­ers’

Daily Nation Newspaper - - HOME NEWS - By NA­TION RE­PORTER

PRES­I­DENT Edgar Lungu must act de­ci­sively on who­ever is dis­obey­ing his or­der to give ti­tle to for­mer Nkana Polo Club work­ers who are still in limbo over the land they were given as ter­mi­nal ben­e­fits by ZCCM-IH, Wright Mu­soma has de­manded. Mr. Mu­soma said he was dis­ap­pointed that the peo­ple Pres­i­dent Lungu had put in var­i­ous po­si­tions to prop­a­gate his vi­sion were let­ting him down by putting their in­ter­ests first. He told the Daily Na­tion that it was dis­heart­en­ing that the ex­em­ploy­ees of Nkana Polo Club were still in un­cer­tainty over the own­er­ship of the land they were given as ter­mi­nal ben­e­fits long af­ter they lost their jobs de­spite the Pres­i­den­tial in­ter­ven­tion. “The Nkana Polo Club land wran­gle has been in pub­lic do­main for a long time. The most an­noy­ing thing is Kitwe City Coun­cil has con­tin­ued chang­ing goal­posts over the mat­ter, “They are ei­ther telling us the land is owned by ZCCM-IH or that it be­longs to Govern­ment. Some of us thought that by Pres­i­dent Lungu in­ter­ven­ing in the mat­ter, the is­sue would have been re­solved by now,” he said Mr Mu­soma said those Govern­ment of­fi­cials who had ab­ro­gated the pres­i­den­tial di­rec­tive with im­punity must tell the na­tion why. “The Pres­i­dent must crack his whip on such in­di­vid­u­als who do not re­alise that they are oc­cu­py­ing those po­si­tions be­cause of the same peo­ple who voted for the PF,” Mr. Mu­soma said. He said it was sad that while the Pres­i­dent was work­ing hard to make life bet­ter for all Zam­bians, there were peo­ple work­ing against him. On Fri­day the af­fected fam­i­lies ac­cused some govern­ment of­fi­cials of try­ing to block the is­suance of a ti­tle to their land de­spite Pres­i­dent Lungu’s in­ter­ven­tion in Au­gust this year where he di­rected Kitwe Mayor Christo­pher Kang’ombe and the Kitwe City Coun­cil (KCC) to help them. They claimed that some se­nior civil ser­vants were all in­tent to block the is­suance of the ti­tle deed to them for no ap­par­ent good rea­sons.

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