Lusambo sued by A & J over  failure to settle furniture debt

By Staff Reporter

A &  J Interiors Limited has sued Lusaka Province minister Bowman Lusambo for failing to pay over K100, 000 as balance for furnishing goods that they supplied him with.

According to a statement of claim filed in the principal registry by A & J Interiors Limited’s lawyers Chibesakunda and Company, the firm is claiming payment of K102, 978.70, being the amount he was owing for the purchase of two caryle (arm chair), two albert sofa, a beluchi mist rug, a castello blade rug, a Manhattan dining table and six oxford dining chairs.

The plaintiff stated that they entered into a contract with Lusambo in which he purchased furnishing goods at K198, 700.

The plaintiff stated that according to the contract, Lusambo was supposed to make three equal payments of K66, 233.33 in the months of April, May and June 2017 but that he failed to make consistent monthly payments.

The company added that Lusambo only made minimal payments of K95, 751.30 which were erratic.

The plaintiff further stated that numerous reminders were made to the minister for payment of the money but to no avail.

“The failure to settle the outstanding amounts has had a negative effect on the cash flows of the company,” the plaintiff said. “To date, despite demands, the defendant has failed to settle the outstanding amounts owing to the plaintiff.”

The plaintiff is therefore, claiming payment of the money, damages for loss of revenue with interest on the damages payable.

They are further claiming any other relief the court might deem fit, costs and incidental to the action.