Story by Shikapwasha Sokotela
Lusaka City Council (LCC) has emphasized effective delivery in the new automated process of dealing with subdivisions and various land affiliated issues.
LCC Public Relations George Sichimba said the automated process has proved to be more effective and time convenient compared to the old paper system.
He was speaking in an interview with the Lusaka Star, when he said the public should take interest and utilize the new system.
He said the paper system was too bulky and posed a lot of challenges as the risk of losing important documents was very high.
LCC went paper zero on 30th June 2019, and were looking forward to bring more insights to development in Zambia, said Sichimba.
He said a lot of sensitisation has to be done to ensure no one remains behind.
Mr Sichimba said a six months grace period has been given to enlighten members of the public on the new service.
The beauty about the system is that a person is able to monitor progress of their work as well as the ability to make payments online, he said.
He said the public’s response was been pleasing with 14 applications received last week.
This move was in alignment with the government advocating and moving towards the shift of an e-government.
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