46 illegal boarding houses closed in Lusaka
Lusaka City Council has closed 46 boarding houses around the city for operating illegally and in poor sanitary conditions.
LCC Public Health Inspectors have embarked on inspection of boarding houses in different parts of Lusaka to check on conditions in which they are operating.
The inspections have revealed that most boarding facilities that house students from various learning institutions do not have relevant documents needed to operate as boarding houses.
At the time of inspections, most houses were also in poor sanitary conditions and some of them had dilapidated sanitary facilities.
According to Statutory Instrument No. 12 of 2018 Local Government Regulation 100 of 2011 and the Public Health Act CAP 295 of the laws of Zambia.