Matero Member of Parliamentary Miles Sampa has handed over 20 mobile toilets and a garbage collection tractor worth KR250, 000 to the community in constituency.
Mr. Sampa said government was in a hurry to develop all parts of the county using many methods that include community initiatives.
Residents of Matero constituency coined a community led initiative known as “Do It Ourselves” which aims to among other things promote hygiene and sanitation in the area.
He said government was committed to improving sanitation in the country hence his constituency’s initiative to acquire facilities such as mobile toilets and a refuse collection tractor.
He said he was happy that his constituency was already recording development adding that similar growth should be rolled out to other parts of the country.
Mr. Sampa was speaking in Lusaka today when he handed over mobile toilets and a garbage collection tractor in Matero.
Mr. Sampa, who is also Deputy Minister of Finance, appealed to the residents of his constituency to take responsibility and maintain the facilities.
He added that the mobile toilets and a tractor should be utilised prudently in order to curb any outbreak of a disease in his constituency
Mr. Sampa has since thanked Investrust Commercial bank for the loan facility which helped in the acquisition of the mobile toilets and a garbage collection tractor.
He called on other financial lending institutions to emulate Investrust Bank and support community led initiatives.
And Investrust Bank Head of Media and Public Relations Ackim Mwale said his bank was ready to partner with government in any project which was aimed at uplifting environmental conditions especially those that can make communities free of diseases.
The donated mobile toilets will be placed at different strategic points such as bus stations, markets and community centres for members of the public to have easy access.
Each ward in Matero constituency will receive four mobile toilets for which residents will be required to pay 50 Ngwee to use.