Construction of Zambia’s largest mall in Solwezi District in North-Western Province has gained significant grounds with compensation and relocation issues now having been settled and land for the project set aside.
Construction would involve setting up a multi-purpose complex that will harbor the Solwezi City Mall., and a three-star hotel.
The mall will be constructed on a four hectares piece of land within the old show ground, which has been allocated to the developer according to Solwezi Municipal Council assistant public relations manager, Thandiwe Tembo.
She expressed happiness with the shopping mall complex because it will, apart from creating employment opportunities to the locals, also give a facelift to Solwezi.
With the construction expected to last for 12 months, the structures that were on the site have been brought down in readiness of the project.
Ms Tembo also added that the construction of the Solwezi City Mall. is a key milestone in the development and will boost the growing town since it will be a first of its kind in the area.
The mall construction has reached substantial stage, since the developer has completed issues with relocation and compensation. The government had set aside K8, 386, 100 for compensation and relocation.