Lusaka City Council LCC has intensified its patrols in LUSAKA as a control measure to reduce offences associated with immoral and criminal activities that are usually perpetuated during the festive season by some residents in high density areas.
LCC Public Relations Manager Chola Mwamba said the Council is aware that some bar and night club owners are flaunting the Liquor Licensing Act by operating outside the prescribed operational hours and patronizing underage beer drinking as well as causing noise pollution.
Ms. Mwamba cited areas such as Emmasdale, Kabwata, Chilenje, Garden, Chipata, and Kabanana among others under surveillance by the Local Authority especially this coming festive season to curb underage beer drinking.
“The Local Authority would like to mention that since we embarked on the night patrols, we have
cautioned and charged some bar and night club owners for breaching the law,” she said.
In another development the Lusaka city council said sanitation has been compromised in public places such as markets and bus stations due to the growing population in Zambia.
LCC public relations manager Chola Mwamba said the public infrastructure constructed was meant for a particular population hence with the growing population there has been increased waste generation.
She further revealed the local authority is doing its best to ensure there is sanitation and people in markets and bus stations are sensitized on hygiene to prevent diseases such as cholera.