By ANGELO NJOBVU –
THE Lusaka City Council (LCC) has warned traders conducting business activities under the Zesco high voltage power pylons that they risk prosecution.
Mayor Miles Sampa said traders should understand that conducting business activities in such areas was illegal and pose a danger to human lives.
He expressed concern over the increased number of business activities being carried out in dangerous areas in Lusaka particularly under the electricity pylons.
Mr Sampa was responding to concerns from Lusaka residents on the aluminium steel makeshift stalls that have been mounted under the high voltage power station on the Kafue road.
He said in an interview that operating in such areas was illegal and poses a danger to human life, stating that the council police would swing into action to bring the offenders to book.
“No business venture, that is public or private is allowed to trade under the power pylons….Council police and the council court will work hand in hand towards bringing offenders to book in order to maintain sanity and favourable business operations in trading places,” he said.
Mr Sampa advised traders operating under these pylons to relocate to alternative trading places to avoid being inconvenienced.
He said traders must comply with the council as this was a safety measure to protect their lives.