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.