Lusaka City Council successfully prosecutes 76 for street trading, noise pollution, others


The Lusaka City Council (LCC) has successfully prosecuted 76 people for various offenses ranging from street vending, noise pollution and trading without certificates of compliance.

LCC Public Relations Officer, Bupe Kabuswe, said the suspects were apprehended between September, 2023 and October, 2023.

Kabuswe said this in a statement issued in Lusaka on Monday.

She said out of the 76, 71 were for the offense of street vending, two were for noise pollution, one for trading without a certificate of compliance and another one for obstructing an officer on duty during an operation.

“The street vendors were in contrary to Regulation 45 of Statutory Instrument No.12 of 2019 of the Local Government Act No. 2 of 2019 of the laws of Zambia which prohibits the selling or offering of goods and merchandise from undesignated places or streets,” Kabuswe said.

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She said those charged with noise pollution were found wanting by allowing noise pollution emanating from animals in this case pigs.

Kabuswe said they also allowed rodents and flies to exist resulting from poor management of solid and liquid waste on the premises emanating from the piggery.

“This is contrary to section 64 and 67 (1) (s) read with section 69 (3) of the Public Health Act, Chapter 295 of the Laws of Zambia,” she said.

Kabuswe warned all those who want to willfully breach the law to desist from doing so because the Council would not relent in its quest to bring sanity and order in the country.

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