Court Convicts Lusaka Man For illegally Operating a Pharmacy

Court Convicts Lusaka Man For illegally Operating a Pharmacy

THE Lusaka Magistrates’ Court has convicted a man of Bauleni Compound and fined him K1, 200 in.default serve five months imprisonment for operating an illegal pharmacy.
Chishala Chibamba pleaded guilty to a charge of operating an
illegal pharmacy before Lusaka magistrate Sheila Mweene.
Chibamba told magistrate Mweene that he had no lawful justification to operate an illegal pharmacy.
He also admitted that he never had any papers from the Zambia
Medicines Regulatory Authority(ZAMRA).
Passing sentence, magistrate Mweene told Chibamba that he was a danger to society and therefore, needed to be punished as he was not an expert in that field.
Chibamba appeared alongside six others for the same charge.
The six whose cases had been allocated to different courts are yet to take plea.
Other accused persons include Mailos Nkhoma, Alukuteti Mwanza, Swali Mwila, Kenani Phiri, Bernad Kayombo and Innocent Chambawilo.
It is alleged that the offences were committed on August, 21 2015.
Their pharmacies were not registered under ZAMRA.

3 Responses to "Court Convicts Lusaka Man For illegally Operating a Pharmacy"

  1. pinyolo   December 15, 2016 at 6:36 pm

    I feel sorry my bro you are unluck.Why has UTH allowed that indian man to be operating within their premises.Does it mean someone in the ranks of senior staff is benefiting.Its a shame,a big hospital such as UTH does not stock certain medicines and yet an individual pharmacy has.Ministry of health also needs to look into the Chipata clinic issue in Lusaka.It only has (1) one wheel chair the whole first level hospital,what a shame.

  2. pinyolo   December 15, 2016 at 6:40 pm

    Chipata clinic is also used a private car park in the night.Their matron is aware.Please do something to bring sanity at this clinic.

  3. paul   December 16, 2016 at 10:27 am

    I like the man jailed, he is creative. he could have given job by the govt instead jailing. He only had know correct advisors. also Pharmaceuticals where he use to order the medicine were also questionable. Was he stealing the medicine?