Ndola City Council Assistant Public Relations Manager Tilyenji Mwanza said the local authority closed down Curious, East Point and E 10 night clubs.
She has named others as Viewers, Holings and Ethel Pashel pubs in Central Business District who were found operating beyond their prescribed hours.
Mwanza said the closed bars and night clubs were found without an approved extension of operating hours from the council.
“The Local Authority that recently warned liquor traders to operate within the confines of the Statutory Instrument No. 64 of 2012, of the Licensing Act, No.20 of 2011 on permitted hours will continue to police the district and will not take kindly to business owners expressing ignorance of the law,” Mwanza said.
She said the Ndola City Council also visited Ndeke Township and closed five bars at Chinda’s namely John Mulele, Brimas, Marvin Chanda, Collins Besa and Diason Bar.
Mwanza said all the 11 liquor trading places have been ordered to pay a penalty fee and will be watched closely.
“Ndola City Council would like to warn the 11 that the failure to comply with the stipulated regulations in the Act will result in the revocation of their liquor license,” she added.