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Street Vendors Face Fines As Luanshya Mayor Embarks On Sensitization Campaign

The Luanshya Municipal Council has embarked on a series of meetings aimed at sensitizing residents about the changes in the laws regulating street vending and public nuisances.

Luanshya Mayor Nathan Chanda says the Luanshya Municipal Council residents must be made aware of the new laws aimed at curbing street vending and other public nuisances.

He said the new measures were part of the Local Government Acts’ Street Vending and Nuisances Amendment Regulation.

The recently passed Statutory Instrument prescribes punishment in form of payments of between 300 Fee Units and 17,000 Fee Units per individual offender depending on the nature of crime committed. One Fee Unit is equivalent to 30 ngwee.

Some of the measures prescribed by the new law includes the payment of a fine of 1,666.67 fee units or K 500 to the local authority as punishment for throwing liter on or along the street or road.

Other deterrent measures effected by the new piece of regulation include paying 5000.00 fee units or K1500.00 for the sale of local produce in any street or in public place other than a market established by the Council, or except with the permission of the Council.

And the selling of fruits and vegetables from the ground, open vans, wheel burrows or other conveyances will attract 1,666.67 fee units or K500.00.

Chanda LMC has a moral obligation to help residents understand the changes.

Government issued Statutory Instrument Number 10 of 2018 giving the Council Police and State Police legal and moral obligation to punish offenders.

9 Comments

  1. shu shu shu

    This is what all local authorities should start doing including LAZ. You just can’t keep saying “ignorance is no defence”, educate the people.

  2. Man Moise

    We are inconsistence in all we do in Zambia, hence i doubt if this will work out. & moreover please let the LCC provide bins you know on a normal circumstance what causes that is lack of bins. Secondly corruption is what drive majority of Zambians now, its like its the only option to earn a living. only politicians and those working at ZRA & BOZ haven’t head complaining otherwise of late even medical Doctors are crying their salaries are not fitting their jobs and economical condition of Zambia. Back the story will Zambia police and Council police submit those moneys? i am just a concerned citizen.

  3. Dorfrlyn Sojin

    This government shows no good for public interest. Steet vendors are not fools. These people, they feed their families from there. Children are going to school, colleges and all life needs.For a vendors to be on the street, has no where go. The council has no enough market places. Where ever there is a market, corruption is ahead. Ubomba mwibala alila mwibal

  4. Dorfrlyn Sojin

    This government shows no good for public interest. Steet vendors are not fools. These people, they feed their families from there. Children are going to school, colleges and all life needs.For a vendors to be on the street, has no where go. The council has no enough market places. Where ever there is a market, corruption is ahead.Ubomba mwibala alila mwibal

  5. Dorfrlyn Sojin

    The government if its for the people,it should look at the impact it is causing on people. Few people afford to have stands in the market through ubomba mwibala alila mwibala. This total stealing and corruption in the public service offices. How then can one selling fruits on ground or on wheelbarow are all those charges? The vendors are the people who entirely made PF. When it cheated them not che from the streets. How it today? Is this the usual PF? Your excellence, take time to amend those changes. This is spoiling your name and your governance and your thinking capacity as well. Am always on the ground. I have vital information, better that those in offices. They don’t tell you the truth. All do is trying to make you happy with fake reports. They don’t even cooparate with people out there. Believe me your excellence. Am always to your side.

  6. Geoffrey Bwamba Mwalya(GBM)

    Make Luanshya clean,but help the vendors earn their living, l love my town.

  7. JC DOTCOM

    Whats wrong with the street vendors? Are they the ones bringing cholera? If not Pliz don’t chase them out coz what is causing all this is lack of employments In the country

  8. mulongoti

    If there’s lack of employment then what’sthe ddifference between selling in the market and the street employment I can be formal or informal what ever you do to earn a living is employment so a market is a good place to sell if all the street vendors go the market customers will definitely follow you there

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