Copperbelt Minister Bowman Lusambo has said that he supports the decision by Mayors of Kitwe and Chingola to remove street vendors.
Speaking on Friday in Kitwe when he featured on a live radio programme on Yar FM’s Social Chatter radio programme, Mr Lusambo said that he wants to be a Minister of a clean province and not a disorganized province.
“I am in support but we should not allow our people stranded. No street vendor who has been removed from the streets should be left stranded. We want to give them decent trading places. Street vending is everywhere including in the UK and the US.”
He vowed that Copperbelt towns will be the cleanest towns in Zambia adding that he is supporting this crusade against vending and urged other Mayors to emulate what Mayors of Kitwe and Chingola have done.
And Mr Lusambo has vowed to change the face of the Copperbelt Province through the implementation of all developmental projects.
Mr Lusambo said the Copperbelt Province will never be the same as the PF administration is committed to fulfilling its campaign promises.
He said as Copperbelt Minister, he has a good team of leaders across all the town districts that will foster development.
He said Ndola city will soon benefit from a billion-dollar water and sanitation improvement project which will see about 18 Kilomentres of the sewer line in Masala township rehabilitated.
Mr Lusambo promised that challenges of water and sanitation will in the next few months be a thing of the past.
He said another US$450 million water project being implemented by Kafubu Water and Sewerage Company will see water blues in Mpongwe, Luanshya, Masaiti and Ndola rectified.
Mr Lusambo also stated that the construction of the $394 million greenfield Copperbelt International Airport is a major infrastructure development project which will create 3,000 jobs.
He said government is also planning to set up an industrial park within the vicinity of the Copperbelt International Airport.
Meanwhile, Mr Lusambo has stated that the recent appointments of young men and women in key leadership positions by President Edgar Lungu goes to demonstrate his desire to leave a lasting legacy for Zambia.
“The appointments show that President Lungu has a heart for Zambia and he is planning for development way beyond his tenure of office. The recent appointment of Mr Elias Kamanga as Permanent Secretary is such good example. We welcome this appointment and I know we will work very well with Mr Kamanga, the Kitwe District Commissioner Beenwell Mpundu, the Kitwe Mayor and all the Mayors across the Province,” Mr Lusambo said.