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Alba Iulia
Thursday, February 27, 2020

Lcc warns against illegal sale of liquor on the streets

General News Lcc warns against illegal sale of liquor on the streets

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The Lusaka City Council has warned vendors against illegal sale of liquor in public places or face arrest.

LCC Public Relations officer Habeenzu Mulunda disclosed to ZANIS that the local authority together with the police has put up measures to monitor and curb the illegal sale of alcohol in make-shift-stalls.

Mr. Mulunda said that the council together with police will undertake routine inspections to catch traders that do not abide to the Liquor licensing Act.

Mr. Mulunda stressed that all those selling alcohol in make –shift stalls and without any proper documentation, are doing it illegally and should discontinue the trend.

He disclosed that a number of people have been taken to court, after failing to comply with the liquor licensing Act.

Mr. Mulunda said that the council has a liquor licensing committee which is responsible for giving liquor licenses to people who have met the required standards.

He stated that all those wanting to sale alcohol should apply to the liquor licensing committee.

A check in some parts of Lusaka such as Chawama, Kamwala South and Kabwata areas revealed scores of traders vending in alcohol in make-shift stalls without licenses.

Some residents in Lusaka have condemned the vending of liquor in open places and urged the local authority to clamp down on the trend.

Last year on the 18th of October 2016, a joint operation team by the Lusaka city council and Zambia police demolished some make-shift-stalls in Kamwala, the demolition exercise was targeted at the traders that were found in the illicit sale of drugs and alcohol in make-shift stalls.

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  1. Why warn of something that is illegal…move in now there are hardworking people who are running legit businesses and paying for licenses from you.

  2. I am glad to hear this and was informed LCC are now offering licenses to legal traders in bars based around markets so they can now trade legally. I have just inherited a large bar and restaurant on a market which I will revert to its original purpose my parents intended it for as I will also inherit a large portion of their Farm and become a Lady Farmer!! They built it as a butchery and Vegetable outlet to sell our Farm produce. Although I will operate the restaurant for Brazilian style roasted meats with low alcohol and non alcohol drinks.

    • Good luck with the low alcohol drinks!!! Zambians and their bottles….oh dear no change observed there. I think Zambians drink light beers as water since tap water is not safe generally!

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