FCC forces Chinese businessman out for road development

Kgalajwe
Kgalajwe

FRANCISTOWN: Francistown City Council (FCC) intends to forcefully remove a Chinese businessman, Feung Cho from the four plots he owns in the Somerset East location.

The plots are along the development path of the A1 Road upgrade. Feung Cho is one of the 43 residents that were affected by the Francistown-Tonota road development and while others have accepted compensation and moved to Gerald Estate, he has refused to move.

City mayor James Kgalajwe said that from what they know, Feung Cho has three undeveloped plots and a developed one. The council has leant that Feung Cho intended setting up business operations on the plots. The mayor said Feung Cho had once applied for change of use, from residential to commercial use but his application was denied for the reasons that the area is now targeted for road development.

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