BailiffsÂ from the Lusaka High Court today seized office equipment and motor vehicles from two catholic learning institutions and national housing authority in Kafue for failing to settle outstanding ground rates owed to Kafue district Council.
Â Kafue District Council Secretary,Ronica Miyoba confirmed the seizure of the goods to
ZANIS in Kafue today.Â
Mrs. Miyoba said it was unfortunate that the affected institutions refused to pay
the ground rates even after the council agreed to give them concessions.Â
The council officialÂ disclosedÂ that the national housing authority (NHA) in Kafue
owes the local authority K310 million.Â Saint Ambrose Vocational Training College,
K64 million and Malundu council K13 million.
Mrs. Miyoba said that the council was facing financial difficulties which have led
to it failing to provide satisfactory community services and pay salaries to its
She added that the companies should not complain whenever the council takes such
actions because there are all mandated to pay ground rates by law.