Operations at Kapiri Mposhi Town Council paralysed as Court bailiffs pounce


Court bailiffs have pounced on Kapiri Mposhi Town Council seizing a motor vehicle, office furniture and computers, among others.

ZANIS reports that the bailiffs swung into action at the Civic Center around 09:00 hours , thereby grabbed a motor vehicle, Foton Light Truck registration number, BBA 3006.

Other items seized include nine computers from various offices , tables and chairs from the Council Secretary’s Office.

The bailiffs seized the property in execution of a High Court Writ of Fieri Facias ordering the local authority to pay over K 200,000 to a Naomi Nkhoma and Mercy Mwiya of Ndola as compensation for damage and injury caused involving a Council vehicle in 2017.

On 9th October 2020 the Ndola High Court ordered Kapiri Mposhi Town Council to pay the duo K 200,766 plus other costs but the local authority has to date delayed to heed to the court’s judgement.

And council workers had a tough time to conceal other council valuables from being seized.

Meanwhile, the seizure of computers has partially paralysed operations at the institution.

According to reliable sources at the Council some computers have vital information which is needed for daily operations of the local authority.

ZANIS’ efforts to get a comment from both Council Chairperson, Brilliant Munyeke and Council Secretary, Yobwe Chisamu, failed by broadcast time as they were reportedly out of town.


  1. It’s unfortunate that Local Authorities are treated like they were not part of government yet they’re closest to the governed. This matter should have been taken over by the Attorney General to settle if the Council didn’t have the capacity to. It’s not correct to cripple government operations for whatever reason. What was the legal department doing when the writ of FiFa was being issued? This should caused the Mayor to seek an urgent audience with the Minister. Unfortunately most of the people in charge of government institutions can’t think properly. I hope that Garry Nkombo will take disciplinary action and dissolve this council as a warning to others. Don’t seek public office if you’re not willing to serve. Zambia won’t go forward if we continue to do things the same way but…

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