THE Lusaka City Council has warned that it will arrest parents whose underage children are found patronising night clubs.
LCC assistant public relations officer Brenda Katongola said in an interview recently that city fathers have observed that some parents were negligent towards their children.
“Some parents are not concerned about the whereabouts of their children, regardless of the time,” she said.
Meanwhile, Ms Katongola also complained about the low staffing levels at the municipality which has made it difficult for the local authority to apprehend bar owners who abrogate the trading hours.
Ms Katongola said there is need to beef up the council police to apprehend bar owners abrogating laws on the trading hours.
She said since the law was effected in 2012, a number of bar owners have continued abrogating the law.
“We do conduct periodical operations on those bar owners who do not operate within the stipulated trading hours but it has been a challenge”, Ms Katongola said.
She also warned street vendors selling alcohol in makeshift stores to desist from the act.
She said alcohol must be sold in designated places and not in makeshift stores by the roadside.
“The law will take its course on those who will be found wanting once we pounce on them”, she said.