THE Anti-Corruption Commission has started investigations into the matter in which the Lusaka City Council secretly and illegally disposed of the Libala Looters tennis and basketball courts land to a Chinese investor.
According to officials at ACC, the commission instituted investigations on the illegal sale of the Looters tennis and basketball Court land a month ago after some members of the public and council officials complained in the manner the land was disposed of.
The official explained to the Daily Nation that early this month officers from ACC went to the council to get some documents about the sale of the Looters land but found that the Town Clerk Alex Mwansa was not there as he had traveled to China for some official duties.
“Our colleagues where then directed to see the director valuation who did not corporate saying he could not release any information because the Town Clerk was not around and besides the documents in question were not with him,” said the official.
Lusaka City Council spokesperson Brenda Katongola could not confirm nor deny ACC investigating the Council over the Looters land saying she was unable to give any information.
“Talk to ACC over that or Town Clerk I have no information to give now,” said Ms. Katongola.
Lusaka City Council Town Clerk Alex Mwansa when contacted refused to comment on the matter saying the Daily Nation should call the ACC regional office for details of the tour of ACC to the institution.
“Call ACC regional office,” he said. But officials within the Lusaka City Council have told the Daily Nation that there was panic on which file the council would submit to ACC when they come next week because no council minute resolved to sale the Looters Tennis and basketball Court to the Chinese Constructor.