Thandiwe Tembo, Assistant Public Relations Manager of Solwezi Municipal Council announced that four hectares of land within the Old Showgrounds have been allocated to the construction of a multi-purpose complex housing a shopping mall and a three-star hotel.
In a recent interview, she stated that the shopping mall was a milestone to the development of the fast growing town. “Compensation is in twofold. We have monetary based on evaluation report which was done last year in June and also land,” she said. With a budget of about K8, 386, 100, issues of relocation and compensation have been handled to certain extent.
Ms Tembo said all the makeshift structures that were standing on the site of the new shopping complex had been razed in readiness for commencement of the project. Apart from creating employment opportunities to the locals the project would also give a facelift to Solwezi.