Lusaka Province Permanent Secretary Wamunyima Muwana is disappointed with most Lusaka residents for carelessly dumping garbage in the city.
Mr. Muwana says it is disheartening to see people dumping garbage in drainages when government is spending huge sums of money to construct drainage systems and roads in Lusaka.
He feared that if this trend continues, Lusaka city might experience floods and some water borne diseases that were avoided in the previous season.
He said this when he officiated at the third quarter Provincial Development and Coordinating Committee (PDCC) meeting held at the Mulungushi International Conference Centre in Lusaka today.
The Permanent Secretary said there is need for relevant authorities to continue sensitizing the public on the adverse effects of dumping garbage in undesignated areas.
And Mr. Muwana has disclosed that there is a committee that has been set up to look at how best solid waste can be managed in the province.
He expressed optimism that with this committee in place, the province will come up with best ways of disposing and managing solid waste especially that a lot of companies have shown interest in coming up with recycling plants.
Mr. Muwana said this will help put value to waste as well as create employment for the Zambian people.
Meanwhile, Mr. Muwana has praised civil servants for their commitment towards implementing various developmental programmes in the year 2014.
He said Lusaka province has recorded tremendous progress in infrastructure development in various sectors.