President MwanawasaÂ says the aim of launching the “Make Zambia Clean and Healthy Campaign is to improve the health and living environment for every one.
He said the programme is aimed at helping and facilitating the making of all homes,
communities, villages , towns and cities clean.
Speaking when he launched the Make Zambia Clean and Healthy CampaignÂ on both radio
and television this evening, President Mwanawasa said for some time now ,most
communities, towns and cities have not been as clean as theyÂ should be.
Mr. MwanawasaÂ attributed the state of the environment now to inadequate clean and
safe water supply and sanitation services, inappropriate personal and food hygiene
He added that the low knowledge levels by many people concerning basic health and
hygiene matters has also contributed toÂ the environment not being as clean as it
The PresidentÂ saidÂ because of the environment not being clean, people and children
are exposed to high levels of malaria, Dysentery, Cholera and other infectious
The result has been that our people and children have been exposed to higher levels
of malaria, Dysentery, Cholera and other infectious diseasesÂ with the attendant
suffering and pain for individuals and families, said Mr. Mwanawasa.
He said the “Make Zambia Clean and Healthy Campaign ” is a government backed
multi-sectoral, multi-disciplinary campaign that hopesÂ to include all sections of
society in an on-going effort to achieve a cleaner and healthier environment.
The President has since directedÂ all government line ministries, provincial and
district administrations, local authorities, statutory bodies and other public
institutions to fully participate in the programme.
The President observed that clean streets, markets, restaurants, houses, bus
stations and other public places wouldÂ help prevent diseases and make such places
pleasantÂ andÂ enjoyed by every citizen.
“Let us develop and implement activities in our homes, communities, work places so
much that we can together make a difference and banish cholera, dysentery and other
infectious diseases to the past.