Mr. Musenge says the attainment of Open Defecation Free (ODF) programme by three chiefdoms in Zambia is a sign that traditional leaders in the country are committed to improving sanitation through CLTS program.
Mr. Musenge has told QFM News in an interview that all the chiefdoms in Central Province have been triggered and very soon they will be declared ODF upon verification by relevant authorities.
Mr. Musenge, who is also CLTS Coach, says United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) in partnership with Government and the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) has done a commendable job by providing the necessary resources to train community champions who have spearheaded sanitation programmes in various chiefdoms.
He says traditional leaders must be applauded for their contributions in promoting good sanitation as they continue to contribute immensely to the attainment of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) on Sanitation by 2015.
The Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) programme is a UNICEF-funded programme under Ministry of Local Government and Housing which seeks to accelerate sanitation in rural areas as well as attaining Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) on Sanitation by 2015.