Chipata Municipal Council fails to close bars due to political pressure

CHIPATA BUS STATION -source Mark Hemsworth

Chipata Municipal Council has failed to take action against bars which operate at awkward hours due to political pressure.

Public Relations Officers Taonga Kaonga said efforts to have bars that start operations before the recommended 15 to 22 hours failed due to political pressure from cadres of named political party.

Ms Kaonga told ZANIS in an interview that the council was still trying to find ways on how to handle the matter.

And Ms. Kaonga said council was in the process of closing bars that operate in market place.

She stated the process of closing bars in market places was quite a long process which was underway by the council.

She named markets where bars operate as Kaumbwe , Kapata, and Mchini areas in Chipata district.

In another development, Drainages that were filled up with garbage and waste causing roads to be washed away have been distilled and de-drained by Chipata Municipal Council.

The roads at Kapata market and  bus station that were in bad state and at a higher rate of causing  accidents have since been worked on by the council.