Lusaka residents have applauded republican President Edgar Lungu for stepping in to help clean Lusaka .
The residents say the move to bring back sanity to the Lusaka central business district is welcome and long overdue , most residents spoken to have thanked the president for stepping in to provide solutions which are working and producing results .
“We are very thankful to His Excellency the President Mr Edgar Lungu for stepping in and bringing sanity back to the Lusaka central business district , he has shown us that he is a leader who means well for all of us , this place (CBD) was very dirty , the council despite getting levy every day failed to clean it , it had to take the president to step in and help bring sanity back , awe twa Tasha sana Bakateka besu”
The residents have also expressed total disappointment in the Lusaka mayor and local council for failing to keep Lusaka clean
“The Lusaka mayor needs to wake up , he is not doing what he is in that office for , surely does it have to take the presidency to come in and provide solutions of how to keep the city clean ? Then what is the mayor getting paid for , what is he doing in that office , what is the council doing , they need to wake up and do what is right , the council in kitwe has been doing a good job to keep kitwe clean even without the President intervening that shows that the mayor knows what he is there for , our mayor needs to wake up now ” some Lusaka residents spoken to have said .
Last week , President Lungu ordered the army to help contain Lusaka cholera outbreak a move which has seen most parks of Lusaka central business district cleaned up .