Lusaka has lost garden city concept-Mayor

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Lusaka Mayor Daniel Chisenga has observed that the city has the potential to become Africa’s most beautiful town especially that it currently ranks as the 5th most promising capital in Africa.


Mr. Chisenga said as Lusaka celebrates 100 years of existence, there was need for residents to exercise responsibility in terms of cleanliness in order to retain the concept of it being a garden city.


He was speaking at the Lusaka centenary celebrations media breakfast in Lusaka this morning.


He said it was unfortunate that Lusaka has since lost the concept of being a garden city on which it was built.


Mr. Chisenga further disclosed that the Lusaka City Council (LCC) has embarked on a programme to identify national heritage sites in Lusaka which will be documented and distributed to hotels to help market the town as a tourist city.


He said the LCC has set aside K1.3 million for the celebrations while the private sector was pumping in more money.


The Lusaka Mayor also disclosed that several delegates from other countries were expected to attend the centenary celebrations.


He said the Mayors include those from Mozambique, South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, and Swaziland.


Mr. Chisenga said others that are expected to attend are Mayors from Ethiopia, Egypt, Sweden, Poland and New Mexico.


He said the celebrations will be launched by President Michael Sata on July 18th this year.