Kabwe Council shuts Sonnet bus station

 Kabwe Council shuts Sonnet bus station

By ALICE NACHILEMBE
Kabwe Municipal Council has closed down Sonnet Bus Station for operating illegally.

The station has been closed down with immediate effect because it was operating contrary to the provisions of Section 6 (1) (a) of the Markets and Bus Stations Act Number No. 7 of 2007.

Kabwe Municipal Council Assistant Public Relations Manager Mumba Mafwenko confirmed the development to The Independent Observer in a statement.

Ms Mafwenko said that according to the act 6. (1) Any person shall not, except in partnership with the Local Authority and with Approval of the Minister (a) establish any market or bus station in any area.

“The act further states that being the owner, lessee or occupier of land, permit a market or a bus station to be established on that land; Maintain, conduct or manage a market or bus station in contravention of this Act.

“(2)any person who contravenes this section commits any offense and is liable, on conviction to a fine not exceeding thirty thousand penalty unit (K9, 000)and a further fine not exceeding one thousand penalty unit  (K300)for each day the contravention continues or in default of payment, to imprisonment for a period not exceeding six months,” she said.

 

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