0Local Government and Housing Minister Charles Banda has stopped Lusaka mayor Miles Sampa from going round town revoking licences of businesses he believes have broken
the law. Minister Banda says there is a procedure that should be followed and that there are designated government officials to do that.
In the past few weeks, Sampa has ‘revoked’ licences of a Chinese barbershop and a Chinese restaurant on grounds of racism.
But minister Banda says Sampa should never do that again.
With this intervention, the Chinese are now free to discriminate black people in their businesses.