The Lusaka City Council-LCC-has started demolishing all illegal structures constructed on the buffer of the Bombay/Mazyopa drainage.
LCC spokesperson George Sichimba has told phoenix news that the exercise started yesterday with three structures being affected in garden – Chilulu Area.
Mr Sichimba says the demolished structures and those to be demolished, were illegally constructed in the drainage buffer zone making it difficult for free movement of equipment during drainage cleaning.
He explains that owners of the affected structures and those to be affected have on several occasions been issued with enforcement notices but have failed to comply forcing the council to act decisively.
Mr Sichimba further says some owners of the illegal structures were compensated at the beginning of the project but chose to go back to the very sites after receiving the money.