ZANIS COPY — Maloza ‘ spits’ fire at Chipata District council

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Maloza ‘ spits’ fire at Chipata District  council

Chipata, February 8, 2013, ZANIS…Eastern province minister Sichone Maloza has sternly warned council management that they risk losing their employment for underperformance.

Mr. Maloza said that the lawless and dirty surroundings displayed in town was as a result of  poor performance exhibited by the municipality.

The provincial minister was speaking during the Keep clean stakeholders’ meeting held at the council chamber in Chipata district, yesterday.

Mr. Mulozo said that there was need for the council to partner with service providers and other stakeholders to improve on having a clean town and environment.

“Keeping Chipata clean requires the efforts of all of us, we can work together find practical and workable solutions to the many challenges faced by the municipality such as solid waste management, haphazard packing of vehicles, poor drainage system,” he said.

He wondered why the authority should aspire for the town to attain city status and yet it was still dirty and had difficulties in garbage collection.

Mr. Maloza stressed the need for the Local authority to ensure that it properly coordinate the Keep Chipata Clean Committee, which was, formed yesterday saying its failure would be attributed to the council.   

Speaking earlier Chipata municipal council deputy mayor Melekani Phiri observed that there was low Involvement by stakeholders in the clean health campaign.

Mr. Phiri stated that the municipality faced many challenges such as blocking of drainages by residents for the purpose of collection of sand, vandalism of recently installed street lights in various roads among others

In 2012 the council managed to collect a total amount of 13,134 tones of waste from all the five market in the township .