Some Kalulushi and Kitwe residents have accused a local businessman, Nkwazi Mbachi, of keeping lions at his private game ranch which are allegedly terrorising community members.
However, Kalulushi District Commissioner, Kelly Jibinga, has refuted the accusations against the said businessman indicating that a team of wildlife officers dispatched to the game ranch did not find any animals of such nature.
Mr Jibinga has told ZANIS that the wildlife officers did a detailed search in Lukoshi, Chambishi and Kitwe as well as surrounding areas but did not find anything.
He said the owner of the game ranch, Mr Mbachi, also assured authorities that there are no lions being kept at his ranch.
“There are no Lions, it was a false alarm, there was nothing of that nature,” said Mr Jibinga.
He urged the communities of Lukoshi, and Chambishi as well as surrounding areas to continue farming and living freely.
Mr Jibinga has nonetheless assured members of the public that his office will remain alert regarding the matter.