Lusaka City Council raises the alarm on dubious officials parading as revenue collectors


The Lusaka City Council (LCC) has noted with displeasure that some Council workers were dubiously collecting money from business owners despite not being revenue collectors.

LCC Public Relations Officer, Nyambe Bulumba, said most targeted in this scam are both local and foreign business owners who have been running businesses without documentation from the local authority.

Bulumba told Zambia Monitor on Wednesday that the said unscrupulous council individuals target business owners without documentation such as Business Permits, Fire Certificates, Business Levy among others.

He said such businesses were charged exorbitantly on the pretext of not having their business ventures closed.

“This illegality is depriving the Council of the much needed revenue to go towards timely service delivery and payment of salaries among others,” Bulumba said.

He said the Council would not hesitate to invoke the available legal provisions and close down business entities that were paying levy to non-authorised officers.

“We are however, instituting investigations into the matter to ensure that culprits are brought to book.

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The Council is strongly warning people involved in this act to immediately stop before the law catches up on them,” Bulumba said.

He advised business owners to always demand for receipts from the officers anytime they are making payments.

Bulumba appealed to business owners to cooperate with the council revenue task force team to avoid being inconvenienced.

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