Lusaka – Sunday, 16th September 2018
The Lusaka City Council (LCC) will bury 46 unclaimed bodies at a cost of K60, 000.00 following the request by the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) for Local authority to bury the unclaimed bodies.
LCC Public Relations Officer, George SCHIMBA, said that the Zambia Police Service has already authorised the burying of the bodies which have been laying in the mortuary for some time now.
According to the letter from UTH, Mr. SICHIMBA, said that the unclaimed bodies have given rise to an unpleasant mortuary environment contrary to the Public Health Act Cap 295 of the Laws of Zambia.
Consequently, LCC has caused a public notice in the press about it’s intention to bury the unclaimed bodies.
This is in accordance with the provisions of Section 61, Paragraph 41 of the Second Schedule of the Local Government Act Cap 281 of Laws of Zambia.
In accordance with the law, 14 days from the first publication of the notice have been assigned for members of the general public to claim/identify any of the bodies.
At the expiry of the assigned period, all the bodies which will not have been claimed will be buried.
This will be the third time LCC will be burying unclaimed bodies since January, 2018 bring the number of buried unclaimed bodies to 106 costing Council about K150, 000.00.