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LCC Bans Cash Payments for Its Services

In a bid to restrict human handling of cash, the Lusaka City Council has banned its employees from accepting cash payments for services at the Civic Centre.

In a statement issued by Council Public Relations manager George Sichimba, the local authority has advised that clients will now be required to pay through Indo Zambia Bank within the revenue hall and Zanaco on the first floor.

“Clients will then present deposit slips to Council cashiers along the same counter for issuance of receipts. This is part of the measures Lusaka City Council is putting in place to migrate from cash payments to cashless transactions,” he said.

Sichimba added that in paypoints such as markets, the local authority will provide point of sale machines for issuance of receipts.

“The Council is also in talks with other banks that may be willing to set up counters in site offices,” he added.

The Local authority is also exploring other modalities such as partnerships with mobile money service providers so that clients who cannot pay through bank platforms could use mobile money services.

“The local authority wishes to appeal to clients that use agents to pay for council services to make sure that their agents pay to authorised pay points…the Council will not be held responsible for payments made to unauthorised persons or organizations,” said Sichimba.

 

10 Comments

  1. Spy

    abafunda pamela. changamuka council etc

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  2. Tyso lakhan

    Interesting

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  3. Dude

    Good idea. I think this should move to all govt sectors like Ratsa,immigration officed ect. This way govt will have its hard earned money.

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  4. Bapompwe

    Let’s hope council funds will be in safe hands.
    By the way what is the development on
    Pamela Gondwe the fugitive Barclays Bank Zambia employee who is suspected of defrauding the bank out of US400000 cash also took 22000 Euros and 1200 British Pounds in a suitcase , according to latest information.

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  5. Dad

    Dude immigration are using a more advanced electronic system for online application and payments.Take time and view their eservices.zambiaimmigration.gov.zm to appreciate their great progress in embracing a cashless society

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  6. Danders

    Dude immigration are using a more advanced electronic system for online application and payments.Take time and view their eservices.zambiaimmigration.gov.zm to appreciate their great progress in embracing a cashless society

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  7. Critic

    Sure?

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  8. Kings

    Now You Are Tired Of Stealing, You Have Enough Now To Come Up With That Idea. FIC And Pamela Gondwe Job Well Done, Now They Can Think. Awaiting To Hear From Mr Lungu Chalo Chagwa Edgar’s Reaction On FIC Report.

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  9. Mbwalulenge

    Good Move , Especially In Lands Department , Pamela Receive Your Blessings Now !

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