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EX-MINERS THANK PRESIDENT EDGAR LUNGU FOR FILFILLING PROMISE OF OFFERING 5 HECTARE FARMS

I was privileged yersterday at the kitwe civic centre to witness the official handover of individual letters for 5 hectare farms for the first group of over 425 ex- miners. Copperbelt Permanent Secretary Bright Nundwe, Kitwe District Commissioner Binwell Mpundu and I were on hand to officiate at the event.

As we interacted with the men and women who once worked for the different mining companies, we noted their appreciation to the Republican President, His Excellency Mr.Edgar Lungu for fulfilling the promise made. Phase 2 of the letters will be issued once signed off by Ministry of lands.

Kang’ombe Christopher
Mayor of Kitwe
17.07.2018


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CLOSURE OF LIQUOR PREMISES FOR NON COMPLIANCE

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KITWE CITY COUNCIL

KITWE City Council has embarked on an extensive regulation compliance inspection within the city and of the 40 liquor premises visited on Tuesday and Wednesday, 27 were closed for violating various provisions of the law. In the process 70 cases of beer and 100 bottles of spirits have been confiscated.

 

The objective of the inspection is to monitor compliance levels with the Liquor License Act Cap 20 of 2011, the Public Health Act Cap 295, fire certificate and curb unrestricted sell of cheap but high potent spirits especially to the youths below 18 years old (underage patronage).

 

Apart from having their premises shut, defaulters are being levied various penalty fees. Failure to display a license is also a punishable offence.

 

The closed premises include Black Gate, Keg and Coppersmith, Chiller’s Corner, Muluka Bar, and Elelemwa. The operation is ongoing and has since covered Parklands, Nkana East, Riverside, Kwacha and Bulangililo.

 

 

 

ROY KUSEKA

PUBLIC RELATIONS MANAGER

KITWE CITY COUNCIL

03.08.2017


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KITWE CITY COUNCIL WARMS UP FOR REGIONAL GAMES

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photo focus for Kitwe city Councils Participation

His Hon the deputy Mayor of Kabwe delivering the speech and on his left is Kabwe Municipal Council Town Clerk and on the right is the ZALASA President

Stephen Mbita of Kitwe City Council Playing at the Zalasa games in Kabwe

Stephen Mbita of Kitwe City Council Playing at the Zalasa games in Kabwe

KITWE City Council over the weekend enthusiastically joined other councils in Kabwe for the Zambia Local Authority Sports Association (ZALASA) tournament, hosted by Kabwe Municipal Council, aimed at facilitating selection of employees for the regional games next month to be hosted by Steve Tshwete municipality in South Africa. ZALASA is affiliated to the regional sports body Southern Africa Inter- Municipal Sports Association (SAIMSA) which promotes cooperation through sport among employees and civic leaders of local authorities.

Kitwe City Council's midfielder in action

Kitwe City Council’s midfielder in action

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Kitwe netballer scores during the ZALASA GAMES

The tournament was graced by Kabwe Deputy Mayor Councilor Dominic Sichamba who represented the Minister of Local Government Hon. Vincent Mwale. The minister praised ZALASA executive committee for bringing municipalities together under the umbrella of sport. He noted that sport played a key role in ensuring that employees remained healthy and ready to discharge their functions.

The participants drawn from 13 local authorities took part in netball, marathon, football and pool table. The other disciplines were volleyball, table tennis and chess.

Kitwe City Council scooped third position (overall) after Kabwe Municipal Council followed by Lusaka City Council in the second position.

This year’s SAIMSA games will be held from 23 to 30 September and ZALASA has already received invitation to participated.


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KITWE MAYOR URGES SPEEDY CONSTRUCTION OF ADDITIONAL TRADING SPACES FOR VENDORS AT CHISOKONE MARKET

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KITWE Mayor Christopher Kang’ombe has pledged speedy construction of the additional trading spaces at Chisokone market to accommodate the remaining vendors who were relocated from the central business district in January 2017. To this end the mayor has directed management to scale up the construction works. The mayor has further called for closer cooperation with associations representing informal sector traders to ensure the plight of genuine traders over allocation of trading spaces in designated locations were addressed to lessen the inconveniences traders faced.

Speaking in his office today during a fruitful consultative meeting with representatives from four marketeers/vendors associations, the civic leader disclosed to the meeting that central government would soon release K1.5 million towards construction of the facility consisting of a vendors’ shelter and three slabs. Those in attendance were from Association of Vendors Traders and Maketeers of Zambia, (AVTMZ) Change of Mindset, Association of Vendors and Marketeers of Zambia (AVEMA) and United Street Vendors Foundation. Additionally some members of Kitwe City Council management and Zambia Police were present.

Cleaning site for shelter Kitwe City Council, July 2017

Cleaning site for shelter Kitwe City Council, July 2017

“Kitwe City Council attaches considerable attention to the project because it is our duty to provide conducive trading facilities as guided by His Excellency President Mr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu when commissioned the rehabilitated market shelter at Chisokone,’’ the Mayor stressed and added that the President in his address also challenged the traders to abide by the laws of the land.

In unison the representatives welcomed the consultative engagement and agreed to formulate a transparent system to identify bona fide traders who will shift into the refurbished Edgar Chagwa Lungu shelter which has 560 trading spaces. However, the representatives bemoaned the mushrooming of various trading booths in the central business district and urged the local authority to curb the trend as vendors felt disadvantaged.


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Kitwe Observer for 2016

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We would like to inform our dear facebook friends/kitwe residents that Public Relations Unit is working on the First Edition of Kitwe Observer for this year which will be ready this month.  Therefore, if you have concerns that you would wish to air out about the council using our publication you can see us so that your concerns can be included on our editorial comment column. Dead line is 15th of this month. Thanks in advance!