Luapula Hydro Power Corporation Limited and its two directors Brian Chisala and Katambi Bulawayo have pleaded not guilty to failure to surrender water permits.
In this matter, WARMA has lodged a complaint against Luapula Hydro Power Corporation Limited and its two directors in the Lusaka Magistrates’ Court for allegedly failing to surrender water permits contrary to the provisions of section 86 (2) of the Water Resources Management Act No.21 of 2011.
Allegations are that Luapula Hydro Power Corporation Limited being a company incorporated in Zambia and having its registered office at Plot No. 62 Roan Road, Kabulonga-Lusaka, Chisala and Bulawayo being directors in the said company, between August 7 and 27, 2020 in Lusaka, having been served with a Notice to Surrender of Water Permits Numbers 10371 and 10372 failed to surrender the said permits as required by Section 86 of the Water Resources Management Act No.21 of 2017.
When the matter came up before Magistrate Nthandose Chabala the company and the directors had the charge explained to them.
When asked if they understood the charge Chisala and Bulawayo who represented the company and themselves said they understood the charge but pleaded not guilty.
Magistrate Chabala adjourned the matter to October 21, for mention and November 6 for commencement of trial.