LCC shuts 5 pubs, a restaurant
By Staff Reporter
The Lusaka City Council (LCC) has shut down five bars and one restaurant in Lusaka for failing to meet the set standards as stipulated in the Liquor Licensing Act No. 20 of 2011.
And the local authority has charged Keg & Lion Pub and Restaurant for failure to display their liquor trading license at the time of inspection on Wednesday this week.
Outgoing assistant public relations manager Brenda Katongola said in a statement that the council had closed Good Tellers, Sims Pub, Hub Pub & Grill, Midway Clans and M’S Liquor store, all of Chilenje South township.
Katongola said the authority has also closed Time Square in Kabwata and Shinkole’s Nest in Kamwala South.
And chairperson of the Liquor Licensing Committee and Kabwata Ward 6 councillor, Longa Chiboboka disclosed during the operation on Wednesday that most of the bars that had been closed were found operating without health permits, fire licenses and liquor trading licenses.
“We have closed five bars and one restaurant after they were found to be operating without the necessary documents as stipulated in Liquor Licensing Act No. 20 of 2011. In the same vein, we have also charged Keg & Lion for failure to display their liquor license,” Chiboboka disclosed.
He stated that his committee would ensure that bar owners in Lusaka complied with the set standards as prescribed in the Act.
He warned bar owners who do not comply would be charged with appropriate penalties.