INTERLANDS Motors Limited trading as Puma Filling Station has dragged Disabled Multi Purpose Association of Zambia to the Lusaka High Court, claiming payment of over K1.5 million accrued by the defendant on its fuel and lubricants account.

Puma Filling Station wants an order directing Disabled Multi Purpose Association of Zambia to immediately settle the sum of K1,580,975.43, an order for interest on all payments due until full settlement, costs and any other relief the court may deem fit.

In a statement of claim filed in the Lusaka High Court on Monday, PUMA stated that the defendant (Disabled Multi Purpose Association of Zambia) holds and maintains a fuel and lubricants account with it and had been making drawings on both fuel and lubricants.

It stated that Disabled Multi Purpose Association of Zambia had accrued the total sum of K1,580,975.43 as drawings under the said fuel and lubricants account.

“The plaintiff will aver at trial that despite several verbal and written reminders to the defendant, Disabled Multi Purpose Association of Zambia has failed or neglected to settle the said sum. As a result of the defendant’s failure to settle the outstanding amount, the plaintiff has suffered loss, injury and inconvenience,” read the claim.

Puma stated that the failure by the defendant to settle this claim was deliberate and that unless the court makes appropriate orders, the defendant was unlikely to settle the said amount.