Lusaka residents urged to change mindset on waste disposal

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Lusaka Mayor Mulenga Sata has called for a change of mindset concerning waste disposal among residents of the city.


Mr. Sata said there was need for the people in Lusaka to develop a common approach and desist from indiscriminate disposal of waste around the city.


He has since urged Lusaka residents to partner with the Lusaka City Council (LCC) in making the city clean and reverse its perceived dirty image.


Mr. Sata said this in Lusaka today when Airtel-Zambia donated 175 dust bins worth K56, 000 to the Lusaka City Council.


He thanked Airtel-Zambia for the donation saying it will supplement LCC’s efforts in solid waste management in line with its vision of providing a clean environment.


And Airtel-Zambia Managing Director Charity Lumpa said the donation was part of the company’s key corporate social responsibility of making the city clean.


Meanwhile, Mr. Sata said LCC will continue to enforce laws relating to public nuisances as provided for in the statutory instrument number 44 of 2007.


He also said LCC will continue to enforce the public health act cap 295 of the laws of Zambia in an effort to make the city of Lusaka clean.


He further called for more concerted support from the private sector if the far-fetched dream of making Lusaka to be among the cleanest towns in the world is to be achieved.