Lusaka Mayor Wilson Kalumba has proposed the introduction of a Street Lighting Levy that will help light out streets in the capital city.
Mr. Kalumba who recently proposed the introduction of a Garbage Fee that he now plans to introduce Street lighting levy to be collected through ZESCO top ups.
He said this levy will fund the cost of installing Street lights and pay for ZESCO units every month.
Mr. Kalumba recalled that Lusaka City Council currently spends K50,000 on buying electricity tariffs.
“Everyone benefits from street lighting especially that it improves security and safety. Depending on amounts raised LCC will be able to install Street lights in many areas of our city,” Mr. Kalumba said.
The Lusaka Mayor said Lusaka is too dark adding that his plan is to have residents pay the levy when they purchase electricity.
“I trust that you will support this plan. Each service provided must pay for itself. This will allow our residents to see how we are using the funds raised,” he said.