Shifting of Southern Province provincial capital to affect Landlords – Chief Mukuni

A Traditional Ruler in Southern Province says the shifting of the provincial capital from Livingston to Choma will greatly affect Landlords in the town.

Senior Chief Mukuni said this when the media paid a courtesy call on him at Mukuni Big Five park in Livingstone.

He complained that most of the landlords in Livingstone will lose out as most of the civil servants will be forced to relocate to Choma.

Senior Chief Mukuni further stated that most of the building in the town will remain empty following government’s decision to move the provincial capital to Choma.

The senior chief charged that about one thousand plus income earners will be required to relocate to Choma.

Senior Chief Mukuni wondered if Choma will be able to accommodate all the employees who will be required to work in Choma as most of the land is farm land.

He insisted that Choma has no free land despite the town being turned into a provincial capital for southern province.

The traditional rural said the current water supply being drawn from Choma dam is not adequate enough to support the present population and wondered how Choma would cope  with the additional people who will be relocated to the town.

 He advised that efforts should be made to double the supply of water to the residents unlike the prevailing situation were the water being supplied to the residents is not enough.

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