THE Lusaka City Council (LCC) is owed in excess of K35 million in unpaid commercial property rates and billboards from 30th March, 2017.
The Council has since dispatched bailiffs to help it recover over K18 million in commercial property rates and K17, 514, 724.15 from billboards.
Town Clerk, Alex Mwansa warned illegal billboard owners of punitive action and charged that the Council will apart from cutting down unauthorised billboards, not renew unpaid for billboards for the second quarter.
The Town Clerk strongly cautioned offenders that they risked prosecution through the courts of law.
He added that Demand notices for bills for the second quarter have since been dispatched.
“We are encouraging our debtors to come forward and pay what they owe the council. We are open on Saturdays up to 13:00 hours. Clients can either use the point of sale service or the Direct Debit and Credit Clearing (DDACC) with ZANACO, Stanbic, Natsave or UBA or they can deposit directly in their property rate accounts where applicable,” Mr Mwansa said.