January 23 – The Lusaka City Council (LCC) has warned traders who sell food at graveyards to stop conducting business in such areas.
LCC Public Relations Manager George Sichimba said traders should not sell food because it is illegal to trade from the graveyards.
Mr. Sichimba told ZANIS in an interview yesterday that the council was carrying out inspections and will continue to confiscate the merchandise from traders.
He warned that traders who sell liquor from the cemeteries will be prosecuted by the courts of law.
He pointed out that food is supposed to be sold from licensed and designated places.
He expressed disappointment that traders have lost the Zambian culture of respecting the dead by selling liquor which makes mourners conduct themselves in a bad way.
Mr. Sichimba has since urged members of the public to desist from buying food stuffs from graveyards and always conform to the laws by buying from designated markets.