LCC summon 7 people for noise pollution on freedom way

By Staff Reporter

Lusaka City Council has served summons to seven people for noise pollution in the Central Business District.

LCC assistant public relation manager Brenda Katongola told Zambia National Information Services the accused would appear in the Fast Track court charged with noise pollution and noise nuisance contrary to Statutory Instrument number 12 of 2018 of the Local Government Act.

“The seven were served with summons during an inspection after being found to be playing loud music. The Council also removed loud speakers along Freedom Way, Katondo, and Nkwazi streets in the CBD. The seven suspects are expected to appear in court soon,” said Katongola

And Katongola said the council would soon start penalizing residents who do not have occupational of health permits after completion of their buildings.

“It has come to the Council’s attention that a lot of buildings and residential premises do not have occupational health permits resulting in haphazard placement of septic tanks which may lead to contamination of underground water and other risks. The procedure is that people are supposed to apply for occupational health permits before occupying their premises so that officers from the Council can assess and certify the place fit for habitation,” she said

Meanwhile the Katongola said the council had resumed enforcement of SI 72 of 2012 regarding selling and transportation of opaque beer.



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