Lusaka High Court halts construction at Kitwe controversial land


The Lusaka High Court has reportedly granted Kitwe City Council an order of interim injunction to stop constructions at the Nationalist Park in Kitwe.

This is in a matter where Kitwe City Council applied for an interim injunction on works at the Nationalist Park which is on Plot 674 by Power Lee.

Residents of Kitwe’s Parklands residential area have been camping at the land in question after discovering that the play park had given away to the developer.

In this regard, the court has granted an injunction to Kitwe City Council to restrain the developer, Power Lee from carrying out the excavation, cutting down of trees and construction works on plot No 674 Kitwe pending the determination of the Judicial Review Proceedings.

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This is according to a statement released by Council Public Relations Manager, Mwaka Nakweti, on Wednesday.

The Injunction further restrains anyone from carrying out any works on the same land.

“Owing to the matter being active in the courts of law, the Local Authority refrains from divulging further information pertaining to this case,” Nakweti stated.

She said the Council remained committed to safeguarding parks and open spaces in the district.

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