The Somali Community in Zambia has donated 35 trucks to the government which will be used for garbage collection.
Community Chairperson Mohamud Mohamed says of the 35 trucks donated 10 have been allocated to Ndola while 25 have been allocated to Lusaka.
Mr. Mohamed says the Somali community is concerned with the increase in cholera cases hence the donation of trucks to supplement government efforts in fighting the disease.
And Some of the donated trucks are already being used collecting garbage in Lusaka’s Garden and Chaisa compounds where residents have conducted a cleanup exercise.
Ngwerere Ward 19 Councilor Adrian Banda has expressed happiness over the full participation of the residents in the ward.
Mr. Banda has also hailed the Somali community for the donated trucks.
And Chaisa ward 20 councilor Ruth Phiri says the cleanup exercise is not once off as it will continue in the area.
This is the first time the Somali community in zambia is making such a huge donation to the Zambian government, this is because the newly elected Somali community in zambia chairperson Mr Mohamud Mahamud Grew up in zambia and understands a lot about the Zambian culture which has prompted him to help the Zambian government in the fight against cholera.