The Kabwe Municipal Council has embarked on the upgrading of 13 unplanned settlements as a way of improving service delivery in the district.
Kabwe Municipal Council Public Relations Officer, Kabanda Makwele, says the upgrade will include residential and commercial buildings.
Ms. Makwele said the upgrade will encompass proper road network, schools, health facilities, water and sanitation.
She says residents are required to fill in forms from the housing department and start applying now for the occupancy licenses.
Ms. Makwele said land owners are required to pay 635 Kwacha for them to be given the occupancy license by the council valid for 30 years.
She named the settlements that will be upgraded and get numbers as Makululu, Maipambe, Kawama, Katondo, Shamabanse, Nakoli, Kamushanga and Kamuchanga.
She said the rest are Makwati, Kakumbi, Kaputula, Waya and C-Gate.