Angry villagers from Paramount Chief Mpezeni’s area on Sunday attacked people that were clearing an area meant for the establishment of a 900 million United States dollars Thermal Power Plant as they claim for compensation before they give away the land.
The villagers have vowed that they would only move out of the place once they are compensated by the developer.
The angry villagers were only calmed by Eastern Province permanent secretary Chanda Kasolo who rushed to the area on Sunday.
They complained that they were not engaged by the developer on the matter.
The villagers said the investor should have started by slashing the area which had no crops unlike what they did.
Kasolo said he would have an audience with the investor to discuss matters to do with the compensation and advised that the portion with crops would only be cleared once the issue of compensation was resolved.