Monze Council seeks to modernize town planning

Written by on March 28, 2019


MONZE District Council, in Southern Province, has procured gadgets to enable it undertake town planning and survey programmes efficiently and swiftly.

The local authority announced in a statement to The Sun yesterday that it had procured a plotter and a GPS-Total Station at a cost of K39, 500.

The council stated that the procurement of the two gadgets would support its quest to attaining planning authority status.

Speaking after he commissioned the plotter, council secretary Benson Bweenje said the plotter would help modernize the council’s ability to undertake town planning work in a modern and innovative manner.

A plotter is a special type of printer used to produce large copies of graphs and designs, such as construction maps, engineering drawings and architectural plans, on standard paper.

Mr. Bweenje announced that the council has also procured a GPS-Total Station which will be used for surveying and building construction.

Mr. Bweenje said Monze residents will now incur less expenses for approval of plan’s as they will no longer be travelling to Choma for approval.

He said that Monze district will be set for social economic development once the council is conferred with planning authority status and that the council will have meaning input in the district’s development agenda.

He stated that the council will soon recommend to the Ministry of Local Government and Housing (MLGH) to be considered for the planning authority status, as per requirement under the Urban and Regional Planning Act.

The act entails that local authorities which meet the set benchmarks could be considered for elevation to planning authority status.

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