CHI­NESE CEME­TERY CON­STRUC­TION HALTED

Daily Nation Newspaper - - FRONT PAGE - By NA­TION RE­PORTER

CON­STRUC­TION of a Chi­nese ceme­tery in Chongwe’s Sil­ver­est area has been halted by the Chongwe Mu­nic­i­pal Coun­cil. It has or­dered the de­vel­oper of the Chi­nese Mar­tyr’s Memo­rial Fa­cil­ity; Messr China Civil En­gi­neer­ing Con­struc­tion Cor­po­ra­tion (Zam­bia) Lim­ited to stop all con­struc­tion ac­tiv­i­ties at Sil­ver­est area of Ntand­a­bale ward 9 in Chongwe Dis­trict, As­sis­tant Pub­lic Re­la­tions Manager, Mu­sonda Mino has said. Mr. Mino said in a state­ment made that the move comes af­ter the de­vel­oper’s fail­ure to fol­low pro­ce­dure be­fore com­menc­ing with de­vel­op­ment ac­tiv­i­ties. The coun­cil has in­structed the de­vel­oper to re­store the land to its orig­i­nal state. Mat­ters at hand are that, China Civil En­gi­neer­ing Con­struc­tion Cor­po­ra­tion (Zam­bia) Lim­ited, a com­pany which was sub-con­tracted by the Chi­nese em­bassy in Zam­bia to con­struct the Chi­nese Mar­tyr’s Memo­rial Fa­cil­ity had com­menced con­struc­tion of the ceme­tery with­out ob­tain­ing per­mis­sion to do so.

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