KCC intensifies gabbage collection
Kitwe, SEPT 9, 2014, ZANIS…. The Kitwe city council has purchased two refuse trucks and 50 bins at a cost of K633 000 to improve garbage collection in the city.
Kitwe city council public relations manager Dorothy Sampa who disclosed the development to ZANIS today said the trucks will enhance the collection of garbage in the city.
Ms Sampa said with the purchase of the new refuse trucks, the frequency of garbage collection will be increased from the current once a week for each garbage dumping point which she said will reduce the accumulation of refuse.
She said the refuse bins will be distributed in various points across the city so that members of the public can be dumping garbage in them instead of littering the town centre indiscriminately.
She said the local authority was committed to effective garbage collection to maintain a healthy environment in the city.
She also urged Kitwe residents to throw waste in the refuse bins to make the work of the council easy during garbage collection.
Meanwhile, shop owners in Kitwe have complained about lack of security for their shops due to the continued indiscriminate vending along the shop corridors.
And Furncity Kitwe branch administration manager Derrick Simbeye said government should come up with a system that allows vending without causing security risks to shops and customers.
Speaking in an interview with ZANIS in Kitwe today Mr Simbeye said it would be better for vendors to be given one designated vending place of a street instead of allowing the trend all over the town.
And Pep stores Kitwe branch administration manager Frank Zulu appealed to the Kitwe city council to sensitise the vendors and the general public on the need to keep their trading places clean.