Trucks which were marooned at the Chunga landfill this week following the breaking down of Council equipment which has since been relieved with the help of ZNS and other stakeholders. – Picture by Barnabas Zulu
Trucks which were marooned at the Chunga landfill this week following the breaking down of Council equipment which has since been relieved with the help of ZNS and other stakeholders. – Picture by Barnabas Zulu

Over 50 trucks carrying garbage from different parts of Lusaka have continued to be marooned at the Chunga dumpsite awaiting to offload the garbage.

The trucks have been stuck for the past two days and drivers have spent nights at dumpsite as they cannot access the dumping area because of the garbage that have blocked the access roads to the main dumping area.

A check at the dumping site, by Lusaka District Commissioner (DC), Davison Mulenga revealed that access roads leading to the main dumping ground are blocked because the compactor and the bull dozers which are supposed to clear the way have broken down.

Some drivers spoken to by ZANIS expressed concern and called on government to quickly address the situation to avoid any disease outbreaks.

Thomas Bwalya one of the affected drivers who has spent two days at the site, disclosed that yesterday, they were told that the machines will be worked on by midday.

Mr. Bwalya wondered why the Lusaka City Council officers operating at the site have changed the story that the machines are not operating due to lack of fuel.

Meanwhile, Lusaka DC, Davison Mulenga has since promised that government will intervene and ensure that operations at the country’s biggest landfill is normalised.

Capt. Mulenga said he will work closely with the local authority and other cooperating partners to find a lasting solution to the problem. And Cpt Mulenga also visited some houses that were flooded after a heavy down in Zingalume compound in Matero constituency and assured the victims that government through the Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit (DMMU) will render assistance to the affected residents.

He explained that lack of a proper drainage system has resulted in the area to experience flooding that has affected most parts of the compound.

Cpt Mulenga who is also District Disaster and Mitigation Committee Chairperson noted that he will engage the Road Development Agency and the Lusaka City Council to work on the roads and the drainage system worked on as soon as possible to avert such kind of disasters.

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17 COMMENTS

  1. Whenever we come a cross the word DOVE in the bible,its either it brought something to man or comes with nothing ,there is no scripture were the dove failed or refused to fly.but zambians witnessed the dove refusing to fly and many people interpreted that zambia is headed for doom.how can a dump site have NO xtra equipment?pf is been drained in their heads,brain.am mauless.

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    • This is why we kept telling ba Edgar to stop playing with wheelbarrow, instead command that employees take charge and work.
      Since he left, no one is working, those Lusambo and Miles also stays home playing video games.

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    • @Enka, withdraw that statement because tawayenda iwe. How can you think Lusaka is worse than Kinshasa? Have you been to India??

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    • Stop citing who is filthier than you. Just clean up. Ati yayi ba neighbor sanageze 7 days so it’s alright for me not to bath for six days!

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  2. And you PF guys justify sending twenty five people to USA when you cant even fix loaders at the damping site ?

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  3. A failing local authority is symptomatic of a failed system. If we can’t fix issues at a local level, then how do we fix national issues. Of all the times in the year, we should have this problem now when its raining heavily. Cholera is on the horizon

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    • @Ken my home is well fixed except my gabbage has not been collected. Seeing this story now tells me where the truck that collects is. Its packed at the dump site.

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  4. We had a lot of hope when PF came into power. I went on the streets in Jubilation when it was announced that PF had won in 2011. When I do a sober reflection and seeing where we are now, definitely we are worse off compared to where we were in the MMD government. Literally everything has gone down under PF. My post is not political as I don’t belong to any party. This PF can be appropriately called a very failed project

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  5. You, we told you that lusambo can only catch late commers to work….he is to dull to make a dump site function , as for ka miles samba, he thinks him cleaning is the end of story.

    You need a forman and some workers to be stationed at the dump site to see operations imwe ma kawalala ba ngwele…..

    Sack miles Sampa , lusambo and ka Vincent mwale…..

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  6. If PF members are very serious with developing this country, they should think seriously who should stand in 2021. Edgar should not worry. A retirement home is waiting for him and no one will temper with his immunity.No witch hunting. It just wastes time and money. To date I dont know what Levy achieved by going after Chiluba.

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  7. “Cpt Mulenga who is also District Disaster and Mitigation Committee Chairperson noted that he will engage the Road Development Agency and the Lusaka City Council to work on the roads and the drainage system worked on as soon as possible to avert such kind of disasters”

    now is when they are gonna work on the drainage system, really? it’s the same sad story every year. after the rain season ends, they forget about it.
    and you want a nuclear power plant in Zambia, you can’t even control the flow of water in your towns. chansoni sana nobulanda
    patients with cholera symptoms are already seen at various health centers

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