(ZNBC News)-Government has engaged the Zambia National Service -ZNS- to clear garbage that has illegally been dumped in Lusaka’s Chainda Compound.
Residents had allegedly piled up garbage on one spot after word went round that the council would collect it for free.
Minister of Local Government GARRY NKOMBO says the conduct is uncalled for and can cause an outbreak of waterborne diseases such as Cholera.
Speaking during an inspection exercise of the situation in the area, Mr. NKOMBO urged the residents to take responsibility and dump garbage only in designated places.
And at Kaunda Square stage 1 market, government expressed displeasure with the traders who have been damping garbage in a newly built market and have resorted to trading outside the market.
Meanwhile, ZNS Commander, Lieutenant General MALITI SOLOCHI said the situation is alarming and poses a health risk to the community.
Lt. General SOLOCHI said ZNS has provided tippers and other equipment to assist with clearing of the dumped garbage in Chainda Compound.
And Munali Constituency Member of Parliament MIKE MPOSHA commended government and ZNS for attending to the matter.
Mr. MPOSHA gave traders who are trading in undesignated places in Kaunda Square Stage 1 market a 5-day ultimatum to return to the designated trading areas or face the law.