Lusaka City Council town clerk Alex Mwansa has revealed that only 40% of garbage is collected while 60 percent of garbage remains uncollected in Lusaka city.
The town clerk said the council has always had a challenge of equipment and machinery to use for effective garbage collection.He however advised Lusaka residents to be responsible enough by ensuring that they dispose of garbage in designated areas.
Meanwhile,Lusaka Province Permanent Secretary Stardy Mwale has declared war against garbage accumulation in Lusaka province.Addressing councillors Mr Mwale expressed worry over the continue accumulation of garbage in Lusaka despite having able men and women in different key position charged with the responsibility to ensure that the city is clean.
Mr Mwale said garbage accumulation in Lusaka has stolen the beauty of the city and as such calls for the need to find a lasting solution to clean-up the city.
He questioned how Ward funds, garbage fund and constituency development funds (CDF) are being used by various stakeholders.
The Permanent Secretary said this when he addressed councillors at the Lusaka provincial conference at redressing the problem of uncollected garbage in Lusaka province.