Samuel Mukupa addressing the rally in Nakonde
FILE: Samuel Mukupa addressing the rally in Nakonde

Road Development Agency (RDA) has urged members of staff to adhere to the Presidential directive on the make Zambia clean, green and healthy campaign.

RDA Board Chairperson, Samuel Mukupa said officers in public institutions have a significant role to play in ensuring that the campaign is enforced by keeping public infrastructures and equipment clean at all times.

Mr. Mukupa said this can only be achieved if there is a mind-set change among workers in the way they keep both their surroundings and equipment.

He said this when he conducted an impromptu visit at the Shimabala Toll Plaza and RDA Lusaka regional office in Lusaka.

Mr. Mukupa noted that there is also need for government agencies like RDA to be in the lead in ensuring that the Presidential directive of keeping Zambia clean green and healthy campaign is adhered to.

He observed that most public infrastructure and equipment are purchased at a high cost using tax payers’ money hence, the need for them to be protected.

He explained that there is need for officers in public office to keep their surroundings clean, green and healthy and should be maintained for it to save the intended purpose and contribute to the country’s development agenda.

The RDA Chairperson further added that, officers in key positions who will not be willing to enforce the Presidential directive will be redirected to other departments.

He noted that RDA deals with many international visitors who come to get contracts hence, the need for the office to portray a good picture in both services offered and the surroundings and maintenance of the structures.

And Shimabala Toll Plaza Senior Toll Collector, Tammy Akashambatwa has pledged to correct all the defects as observed by the Board Chairperson adding that, it is important in improving service delivery in public offices.

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6 COMMENTS

  1. This is one of the lowest point of ANY society – so you need a PRESIDENTIAL DECREE to be clean!???? Mwe mbushi mwe! Inshalatala ncimonapo kwena!!! This is historic!!!!!

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    • Nobody has ever adhere to Edgar’s directives to clean on Saturdays. No one!! Absolutely NONE cleaned yesterday, ZERO. These people have no respect to the boss.

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  2. Typical cadre mentality, without a directive from your boss, you cannot think of keeping your surroundings clean. And he also has to mention international visitors. No mention of the people that you actually work for. And cleanliness is simple common sense, you do not have to wait for your boss to pass a directive. Grow up people…

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  3. Cleanliness should be personal that’s the main thing. Chongwe toll gate is so busy but look at plastic bottles thrown around. Put a large bin to throw the garbage in. The police who man the area can be part to monitor those who want to throw garbage anyhow. I rest my case

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  4. You cannot lead by DIRECTIVES, surely the President should know this basic fact. You have to teach, guide, cajole. In any case how can the President give directives to his masters the people? He is their servant isn’t he?……

    Bwana President please reflect, you cannot rule by directing all the time, even directing subordinates who know better than you. The moment you DIRECT, even those who know better will shut up and deny you their knowledge.

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  5. JUST SAY CHINESE COME TO GET CONTRACTS DONT SAY FOREIGNERS…WE CANNOT KEEP PUBLIC OFFICE CLEAN JUST FOR CHINESE, THEY ARE DIRTY IN THE FIRST PLACE SO WHY BOTHER. SECONDLY RDA CHAIRMAN LOOKS LIKE NATHAN CHANDA AKAKUNKUBITI HOW DOES RDA GO INTO SANITATION WHEN ITS CHINESE THAT ARE IN WORK PLACES? I NEED A JOB IN RDA U WILL SEE HOW ZAMBIANS WILL WIN CONTRACTS AND PERFORM

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