Assistant Public Relations Officer of Lusaka City Council (LCC) Brenda Katongola says her council is financially handicapped to effectively manage waste in the Capital City.
Ms. Katongola says because of this development her council was facing challenges to manage existing
franchisers in various compounds engaged to collect garbage.
She told ZANIS in a telephone interview in Lusaka today that residents in Kalingalinga and Mutendere compound are not subscribing to the garbage collecting franchiser that is why they are not able to collect garbage on time.
She also said that residents who are not willing to subscribe will be prosecuted through the courts of law because there is need to keep the environment clean and avoid diseases.
She says the other contributing factor was that the vehicles that used to collect gabarge were absolute for the exercise.
Mrs. Katongola alleged that companies have approached the LCC to inquire as to whether they could use the garbage for recycling because it would increase more investors and jobs especially for young people.