Zimba district council has given Chinese Bonanza investors a seven day ultimatum to remove gambling machines from the streets.
Speaking during the District Development Coordinating Committee (DDCC) in Zimba , District planning officer Christopher Lukwesa said the gambling machines have attracted under age children thus restraining them from going to school.
The Bonanza machines have flooded the streets of Zimba boma and Nakowa compound with most customers being school going children.
Mr Lukwesa said gambling was not good for children as it disturbs their minds socially and academically.
He said he has engaged the Chinese investors and ordered them to remove the machines out of the streets within seven days.
And District education board standards officer for general inspections Owen Kashoti said the education standards in the district would go down if young people resort to gambling.
Mr Kashoti commended the council for the decision made, saying that pupil attendance in schools has gone down due to bonanza.
And the DDCC concluded that the machines be moved to bars and ensure that the under aged do not play the gambling game.
And the committee has also urged the police and the district council to re-enforce the public order act to ensure that bars are closed by the stipulated time.
It has been observed that most bars in the district do not close at 22:00 hours.