LCC gives funeral parlors 7 days to brand hearses
Lusaka City Council has given Funeral Parlors Seven days in which to brand hearses.
The ultimatum was made today during the meeting of funeral parlor operators convened by public health department.
Council public relations manager George Sichimba says the reason for the ultimatum to brand hearses is to curtail any possible use of the same vehicles for other transportation purposes.
Mr. Sichimba says the council has also given funeral parlor operators 14 days in which to register their businesses and obtain health permits in line with the Public Health Act Cap 295 of the Laws of Zambia.
He says Registration of funeral parlors will make it easier for the local authority to regulate the business.
Mr. Sichimba says The measures have been taken pursuant to the Council resolution made during the Ninth Ordinary Council Meeting held on 2nd April, 2019 where the Council resolved that funeral services business in the city should be regulated by Council.
This resolution was as result of the tour of selected funeral parlors and UTH by the Health Services Committee recently which revealed that most people engaging in this kind of business are not registered and have no business permits from LCC.