…it is an informal settlement, not an illegal.
We had approached the mayor with a detailed baseline study of all problems, sorted to their priority and asked him for help. He replied that “it’s an illegal settlement”. — “No”, I then replied, “it is not, it’s just informal. Sir, you always use this explanation as an excuse, yet when it comes to the elections, you go to these piipoll in the informal settlement and ask for the votes”.
We then collected money in the community and registered the settlement so that progress isn’t stopped by such bureaucratic hurdles.
- my colleague Obed Kawange from Zambia on his work back home
It’s always nice to see how piipoll react when you show them this video. :-)