The Lusaka City Council – LCC has commenced inspections of hospitality facilities in Lusaka to prepare for the upcoming 3rd International Conference on Public Health in Africa – CPHIA 2023 to be held at Mulungushi International Conference Centre.
In a statement today, LCC Public relations Manager Chola Mwamba said Health Inspectors from the Council are on the ground to check on the compliance levels of Hotels and Lodges towards the stipulated Public Health recommendations and to evaluate their capacity to offer hospitality services to the delegates.
She said it is within the mandate of the Council to inspect the operations of the Hotels and Lodges to ascertain whether they meet the required Public Health standards.
Ms. Mwamba added the Hotels and Lodges should ensure that they operate within the Council’s guidelines by acquiring all necessary documentation from the Local Authority such as Health Permit, Business Levy, and Fire Certificates and also provide health certificates for their food handlers.
She said the inspectors will also check the waste management systems as well as the hygiene levels of the Hotels and Lodges.
Ms. Mwamba said any Hotel or Lodge that would be found not meeting the prescribed standards as regulated by the Council risk being fined or closed.
She said Lusaka City Council is committed to ensuring that the hospitality facilities in the City operate within acceptable standards that will put them at an advantage side to offer accommodation, meals and other services to international visitors.
Ms. Mwamba added that the City is expected to host 500 delegates during the Public Health Conference slated for 27th to 30th November 2023.