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As hordes of people flock to buy various goods that some of the shops offer, what some customers seem not to be aware of is the existence of this illegal trade of prostitution which is a criminal offence in Zambia.
The complex is ever busy teeming with youths who patronise its shebeens to drink alcoholic beverages sold there. The shopping complex opens very early in the morning and closes around midnight. Some young girls of school-going age with babies strapped on their backs are not left out as they also trek to the complex which unfortunately has become popular for all the wrong reasons.
The majority of the people who patronise this place are unemployed youths who come from places like Kalikiliki, Kalingalinga, Valleyview and Mtendere. According to the people who are familiar with the happenings at the complex, the patrons do not only drink alcohol, especially opaque beer, but use the shops as brothels.
While, according to Zambian laws, bars are supposed to open from hours in the morning to hours in the evening, the drinking places located at the complex open as early as hours in the morning. The owners of the illegal bottle stores freely open their shebeens whenever they wish notwithstanding the fact that the place is just next to Mtendere Police post.
Sanitation at the trading complex is very poor as there is only one single ablution block with no running water. The shops that sell alcohol at the trading centre have no trading licences but are issued with daily receipts by employees of the local authority. This author learnt during an interview with some of the people who are familiar with the place that after some patrons get drunk, they use some of the buildings to indulge in sexual escapades. Darmien Shonga wondered why the police officers and the council could not arrest the culprits who are engaging in immorality as well as operating illegal drinking places.