The Lusaka City Council (LCC) has extended the trading license renewal period which ended on Monday, 31st October, 2016 by one week.
LCC Assistant Public Relations Manager Brenda Katongola told ZANIS in a statement that the extension follows the overwhelming requests for an extension from clients who did not manage to renew their licenses by the end of October.
Ms. Katongola said some people had not yet paid for their trading licenses from 1st July this year when the exercise begun to the deadline Tuesday.
She stated that the reason for the extension of the exercise for another one week was to ensure that more clients pay for their licenses.
She has since warned that the local authority will take punitive measures against defaulters after the next deadline.
Ms. Katongola has meanwhile appealed to clients to take advantage of the one week extension period to renew their annual trading licenses at Civic Centre’s revenue hall.