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.