THE Chingola Municipal Council says it is working tirelessly to ensure that the district returns to the glory days of being the cleanest town in Zambia.
Council Director of Public Health Fred Nkonde said that the Local Authority has been consistently undertaking the Keep Zambia Clean, Green and Healthy Campaign every last Saturday of every month.
Mr Nkonde advised that all residents of Chingola to participate in the clean up exercise especially at household level in order to return the glory of the district being the cleanest in the country.
He further assured that the department would intensify its cleaning program every Friday.
“Looking at the current situation, we can confidently say this town will achieve its quest to be the cleanest in Zambia because we have at least managed waste collection especially in areas where waste is highly generated.
“Residents should desist from vices of indiscriminate dumping of waste and Open Air Burning which are the leading causes of pollution in any environment,” he said.
Mr. Nkonde added that the Local Authority had noticed with concern that some people still burnt waste mainly in the night thereby abrogating the the provisions of Solid Waste Regulation and Management Act.
Referring to the Act, he said any resident found illegally burning waste could be charged with a minimum penalty of 500, 000 units which translated to K150, 000 as prescribed in Section 33 of the stated law.
Mr. Nkonde however applauded stakeholders that participated in the exercise every week by donating various items.
Lurpham one of the stakeholders that participated in the exercise donated 10 ltrs of insecticide, Jagcruit donated 4 hard brooms, 10 bin liners were received from Pick n Pay (5) Shoprite (3), Dragon Mart (2), Care Investments (1) while Nonos Investments contributed 10 cases of mineral water.