Some Lusaka residents have expressed concern over the unhygienic state of fee paying public toilets run by the Lusaka City Council.

The residents said the toilets are shockingly dirty despite the local authority collecting revenue from members of the public who use the toilets.

The residents said they expect the fee paying toilets to be clean but now pose a health hazard to the public.

A Lusaka resident Dorothy Ng’ambi told ZANIS that even after paying K2 to use the toilet she was surprised to find the pans very dirty.

A snap survey by a ZANIS crew revealed that toilets at City Market and inter-city Bus terminus which are heavily frequented by a lot of people were in a bad state.

The residents have since challenged the council to ensure that the toilets meet acceptable sanitary standards.

But when Lusaka City Council Public Relations Manager Habeenzu Mulunda was contacted for a comment, he distanced the local authority from the running of public toilets.

Mr Mulunda said the public toilets have managers who run them and are supposed to ensure that they meet public health standards.

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  1. Man! do I hate dirty public toilets!! I’d gladly give the tip of my left pinky finger to make all public toilets in Lusaka sparkling clean.

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    • Please contact Edgar Lungu and the Lusaka city council management to deal with such unhealthy obsession.
      The Deputy Minister at State House, Mulenga Sata “is” the Mayor of Lusaka, what has he done apart from failures!?
      Its no wonder our people are dying needlessly trapped by preventable diseases.
      Shocking to say goodbye!
      The Skeleton Key
      ~206~

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    • When I visited Zimbabwe for the first time. I almost paid to the cleaner who stood by the toilet door. He told me that there’s no fee. Yet the toilet was much cleaner than these “Fee paying toilets” we see around in the city.

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    • ZAMBIA IS STILL TALKING ABOUT PUBLIC TOILETS. FIRST IT USED TO BE NO PUBLIC TOILETS IN TOWNS. NOW IT IS FILTHY TOILETS- WHAT A SHAME. WHAT ARE TOWN GOVERNORS IN ZAMBIA DO, KANSHI? AND ZAMBIA IS TALKING OF TOURISM WITH FILTHY TOILETS? I AM SURE EVEN THOSE TOILETS ARE JUST CONCENTRATED IN CAIRO ROAD AND ADJACENT PLACES. AND WHERE ARE HEALTH INSPECTORS? THEY SHOULD BE INSPECTING THOSE FACILITIES AND CLOSE THEM DOWN IF THEY ARE NOT FIT FOR UTILITY. ZAMBIA TWASEBANA.

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    • why are you compalining? nimwe munyelamo..akunyenifye and leave us to enjoy our peace…mwana assist me with a small pin charger..

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    • THE TOILETS AT LEVY JUNCTION ARE NOT “FEE PAYING” YET THEY ARE ALWAYS CLEAN. THE TOILETS AT NEW “SOUTH GATE” MALL NEAR KULIMA TOWER ARE “FEE PAYING” YET THEY’RE DIRTY. IS IT THE MONEY PAID THAT HAS BROUGHT SUCH UNCLEANESS? COZ IT SEEMS NON FEE PAYING TOILETS ARE CLEANER AND FEE PAYING ONES ARE DIRTY…

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  2. Skeleton. It is a very good job isn’t it. Being paid to write on any topic even though what you write does not make sense.

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    • Peter,

      Absolutely NOT!
      The best thing I can advise you is, please stick to the topic and issues at hand. Whether I get paid or not, its non of your business. I have my own money and I have no time to be paid by your illusions.
      Lets talk about this issue and not your unsubstantiated anonymous insinuations because they have nothing to do with the poor people of Zambia’s wellbeing.
      If you you have nothing else to offer dear Peter, please stay mute and don’t bring your dilutions to me.
      The Skeleton Key
      ~206~

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    • @Skeleton

      You got have to love these PF stupid idoits, who are paid write vile against HH.

      When PF ‘s failures are exposed , you would laugh how they recoil back into their idoitic cocoons and say its not up to the government to ensure that, this or that is done.

      If its not Lungu to make sure his subordinates are working to deliver good services for which people are paying, then who the **** is supposed to do that? HH? No he is the president but Lungu is?

      Dirty public toilet are a potential health risk to the nation at large. Its from such facilities that diseases like cholera imported from neighbouring countries like Zimbabwe begin to multiply and spread.

      Is Lungu going to wait until a cholera epidermic strikes to tell his people to clean toilets to ensure public safety…

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  3. Lusaka City Council Public Relations Manager Habeenzu Mulunda’s quote says it all.

    Rather than say the LCC is concerned by the hygiene problem and would look into the matter to ensure the toilets are kept clean by public toilet managers, Mr. Mulunda distances the City Council from the problem and blames someone else.

    It’s not your fault, right Mr. Mulunda?

    Shame on Lusaka City Council Public Relations Manager Habeenzu Mulunda! Shame on you.

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    • We are just a dirty bunch of people. Can I ask something here. Who uses these toilets? It’s us and thus we make them dirty in turn. Let us learn to be responsible citizens and keep the things we use clean. Hygiene is a personal matter.

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  4. Skeleton.Its people like Peter who encourage paid authorities to just sit on their asses instead of doing their job. The issue here is dirty toilets. I don’t understand why a number of Zambians have been wired in such a weird way of accepting substandard services.

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    • Gumu Gumu,
      I ironically agree with you. Peter has nothing to say only vengeance & illusions are his manifests.
      Its people like Peter Nkhoma who are destroying the country and Africa at large. He has failed to qualify the topic and only wants personal attacks.
      Ignorance is cheap!
      The Skeleton Key
      ~206

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    • This is the Zambian disease that is killing the country. Our people and some bloggers alike seems like they have diminished mental capabilities to dream, question, analyze, reflect and compare our situations and demand for better ones. This country will go nowhere if people can just merely celebrate appointments of ministers and justify it that the president is working hard is a tragedy for our nation.

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  5. This is same cry for all so-called public fee paying toilets along the line of rail – travelling from Kitwe to Livingstone, I wounder why I have to pay for toilets where you can’t even breath once you are in, just to wee – what more sitting! Thank God I have never needed to sit on any of them, as a man, but for our sisters, I feel for them. Dirty, broken, etc, is the common standard all over – Kabwe, Ndola, Kitwe, Inters, Stone and even Kazungula Border!

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  6. how about the patrons? don’t they have a responsibility as well? not to say the management has no responsibility

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    • What is management Nono?
      If the leadership can’t even manage to inspect these public facilities, off coarse, casual workers will be lazy to perform their duties. Its top down approach.
      Reality is that, its unhygienic for public lavatories to be mismatched like this case. Its no wonder Zambia is dilapidated because of people not willing to speak actualities’.
      A spade is a spade Nono.

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  7. The most shocking thing revealed in this sad occurrence is not the filthy toilets but the sloppy, unprofessional incompetent Habeenzu Mulunda. You would expect him to jump out of his rocking chair and get to work; book the culprits (of which he is) or just speak some sense! But No! How can this guy who has been entrusted with communicating the mission statement of the local authority, to evoke a sense of responsibility and to restore hope in the public just sound like a hired cadre with no clue about what matters most. I wonder if Mulunda has the mind to understand that his response indirectly puts the so called managers at ease since they seem not to be answerable to the sheepish council!

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  8. I am so shocked with the city council of Lusaka. One wonders when they last checked on such places as bars and restaurant if they can so carelesly distance themselves from their fundamental duty. LCC lacks exposure. Do they need to be told that around the world toilets are the most important building in public places? In many countries world over shops, churches, bars, schools, garage should not only have toilets but are regularly inspected to ensure that they were keeping up with the set standards. Lusaka City cannot even think of tapping into tourism due to its filthy environment. It’s Shocking that Not only does LCC seem to have no plan but it cannot even do the most basic things such as conducting interval inspections. Mulunda should bury his head in shame!

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  9. THAT IS YOUR DON’T KUBEBA GOVERNMENT! POOR MAN FEEL IT! WHAT QUALITY DO YOU EXPECT LUNGU TO INJECT IN OUR COUNTRY? LUNGU’S CONCENTRATION IS ON NURSING HIS SICK BODY, FACT! THE ROT IN ZAMBIA WILL CONTINUE UNDER LUNGU. IT IS THE STATUS-CORE. ZAMBIANS ARE USED TO SUFFERING AND COMPLAINING BECAUSE MOST OF THEM HAVE NOT TRAVELED TO WELL- ORGANIZED COUNTRIES TO SEE AND TASTE WHAT IT MEANS TO HAVE A WORKING AND ORGANIZED GOVERNMENT. ZAMBIA JUST TESTED A BIT OF GOOD WORKING GOVERNMENT UNDER LATE MWANAWASA’S REIGN, THE REST WERE AND ARE JUST MEDIOCRE PRESIDENTS!

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  10. We have problem of water in Zambia the companies which supplies water in our towns they don’t work hard .
    The big problem is water and maintenance of the toilets.

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  11. CORRUPTION, CORRUPTION, CORRUPTION IN ZAMBIA IS THE ORDER OF THE DAY.THREE-QUARTERS OF THESE BEMBA AND NYANJA BOSSES ARE CORRUPT. THEY WOULD RATHER BE OILED WITH BRIBES AT THE EXPENSE OF CARRYING OUT THEIR NATIONAL DUTIES WHICH THEY HAVE BEEN APPOINTED TO DO. THERE WILL BE NO MEANINGFUL DEVELOPMENT IN ZAMBIA TO BENEFIT EVERYBODY AS LONG AS THESE SELFISH LEADERS ARE ALLOWED TO RUN THE AFFAIRS OF OUR LAND.

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  12. ….it is fee paying but people are complaining of filth….imagine if it was a free for all…eish
    ….the problem is compounded with the facility being used by the community from the surrounding residential areas because of lack of running water in their homes…….beside that, we are just a naturally dirty breed….fact

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  13. Meanwhile Lusaka Mayor Sata has taken up a position in State House as if he hasn’t got enough on his plate.

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    • Mulenga Sata is not fit for purpose a product of nepotism and now cronyism ! and you wonder why we want to leave this failed union?

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  14. Where is Mulenga Sata ? He has been promoted for doing a good job at LCC. Dirty toliets are part of life for Africans it seems.

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    • @Patrick…
      ..don’t think in vernacular and write in English…..how would the following sound to you….’it seems dirty toilets are part of life for Africans…’

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    • Iwe Scrutinizerer nga ba LT wabasiyila chiyani?
      “Lusaka residents cry foul over fee paying dirty toilets.” Mmmmmm
      How would the following sound? “Lusaka residents cry foul over dirty fee paying toilets”

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  15. So why are you now complaining. Lusaka residents you voted for PF and celebrated. So just learn to live with the filth that is what you voted for

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  16. You judge how civilised a people are by the cleanliness of their toilets! The Lusaka Mayor must tell us how civilised he is

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