National pension Scheme Authority Director General Yollard Kachinda showing the (NPSA) offices to Minister of Labour Joyce Simukoko during the tour of Society Business Park in Lusaka
National pension Scheme Authority Director General Yollard Kachinda showing the (NPSA) offices to Minister of Labour Joyce Simukoko during the tour of Society Business Park in Lusaka

GOVERNMENT has directed the Lusaka City Council to ensure that all buildings along Cairo and Cha Cha Cha roads are renovated to meet the modern standards, failure to which they should be sold to capable people who can beautify them.

Minister of Labour and Social Security Joyce Nonde-Simukoko said the old and unfurnished buildings around the two roads needed to be attended to urgently.

She was speaking after touring the joint re-development of Society House and Central Arcades project by the National Pensions Fund (NAPSA) and Zambia National Building Society (ZNBS) in Lusaka.

“We are in talks with the mayor and I hope the vendors will be talked to so that they start refurbishing their structures. Otherwise, they give us a bad sight. People will not be comfortable to come into town if the surrounding area is not conducive.

“I hope the councillors who are here will visit the owners of these buildings. If they cannot renovate the buildings, let them sell them to people who are able to manage them,” she said.

Ms Simukoko has appealed to owners of the structures to ensure that their buildings were restructured and modernised. “We want to make Lusaka a better city, so we do not want people who resist change. We want to see these structures along Cairo and Cha Cha Cha roads uplifted,” she said.

She also said the new project would serve as a catalyst for the regeneration of Lusaka’s central business district and motivate other business houses to mordenise their infrastructures. And Independent Ward 14 councillor George Daka observed that most buildings in the city have never been painted since Independence.

“The buildings must be cleaned and painted and my vision as a councillor is to see Lusaka turned into a smart and modern city,” he said.

Minister of Labour Joyce Simukoko (in yellow reflector) flanked by Zambia National building Society Managing Director Joseph Chikolwa (r) touring the construction site of office at Society Business Park  in Lusaka
Minister of Labour Joyce Simukoko (in yellow reflector) flanked by Zambia National building Society Managing Director Joseph Chikolwa (r) touring the construction site of office at Society Business Park in Lusaka
Minister of Labour Joyce Simukoko (in yellow reflector) flanked by National pension Scheme Authority Director General Yollard Kachinda (2nr) and Zambia National building Society Managing Director Joseph Chikolwa (third from right) touring the Society Business Park  in Lusaka
Minister of Labour Joyce Simukoko (in yellow reflector) flanked by National pension Scheme Authority Director General Yollard Kachinda (2nr) and Zambia National building Society Managing Director Joseph Chikolwa (third from right) touring the Society Business Park in Lusaka
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27 COMMENTS

  1. You can’t have a smart Lusaka when the stup1t Lusaka provide minister wants to legalise street vending instead of following Kitwe, Chingola, Manda and Livingstone to take vendors to the markets. Have you ever wondered why you hardly see tourists around Cairo road and its surrounding areas. And how can the buildings be modernised and painted when you have street vendors on the corridors? The stup1t Lusaka minister should be fired

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  2. Joyce is working!! This is noble we need.
    She is not going on vacations to USA or to bars in Bauleni.

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    • There is no law against dirty buildings. Owners cannot be forced to sell if they do not want to. This is not a communist country. You may try and persuade but you have no legal basis for this stance.

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    • I agree, as long as street vendors are not chased no matter how beautiful the buildings look their beauty will be distorted by the street vendors’ disorderliness

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  3. Kikikiki pf care useless. You cannot have a clean country when you have dirty minded dull people in leadership. Nothing can ever come out of a stolen election and illegal president. This is why you see that nothing seems to be working for these silly chaps

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  4. Bembas are just thieves follow the names through and through being mentioned in the story.
    A legacy of Sata and Valentine Kayope who famously said ‘Town clerks of Kabwe and Copperbelt cities must be Bemba speaking person’.

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  5. Thanks a billion Joyce. His Exceklent Chagwa Lungu must also give you the portfolio of minister for Lusaka province. Not that donkey called mwakalombe or some such silly name.

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  6. Sunce ministers of PF speak on behalf of their President, this is encouraging but I am confused which position the President agrees with. Your Excellent please support Joyce id you want our votes. Mwakalombe is a donkey and therefore belongs to UPNDonkeys undermining His Excellent.

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  7. It sounds to be a good idea but, what I personally think there should mention the matrel to be used.And i have not head anything about toilets

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  8. Welcome back Terrible…. the Donkey rhetoric returns address the issue not turn it into donkey ding talk. Be constructive not negative

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  9. Some fo0ls always dirty minded. Write positive things here. Mwembwamwe, Lyonse it’s insults. Mwanya…chaps like NEZ must be castrated very urgently

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  10. What Nonde is doing is what the city council mayor should do. Why doesn’t she inspect buildings in Zambezi, Lundazi, Mwense and Zimba?

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