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Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Minister of Local Government leads team to sanitize entire millennium bus station

General News Minister of Local Government leads team to sanitize entire millennium bus station

Minister of Local Government Charles Banda yesterday led a team who conducted a sanitising exercise for flash mini buses and the entire millennium bus station.

Dr Banda who conducted the exercise in collaboration with management at the bus station said the exercise was meant to help combat the spread of the deadly coronavirus pandemic.

The Minister also commended management at the bus station and the proprietor of the flash buses and millennium bus station, for taking it upon themselves to safeguard the lives of citizens by spraying the entire area.

He explained that bus stations and markets are high meeting places and are vulnerable to disease outbreaks such as the COVID-19.

Dr Banda said it is desirable to keep the transport service running, hence the cleaning precautions of buses and terminals, in order to ensure that they are frequently disinfected.

The Minister also noted that the Ministry of Local Government through the Lusaka City Council (LCC) has also been disinfecting other bus stations in Lusaka city.

He added that all buses in all stations in the city must be thoroughly disinfected at the start of business as well as at the end of the business, to keep passengers safe.

Minister of Local Government Charles Banda leading a team who conducted a sanitising exercise for flash mini buses and the entire millennium bus station
Minister of Local Government Charles Banda leading a team who conducted a sanitising exercise for flash mini buses and the entire millennium bus station

Dr Banda urged bus proprietors to ensure that buses receive additional cleaning material every time they return to the garage.

He further directed that in addition to increasing the frequency of the cleaning of buses, owners of the buses should distribute sanitising material to all their drivers.

Speaking at the same event, Millennium Bus Station Proprietor Ishmael Kankara called for concerted efforts from all stakeholders across the country, in order to combat the further spread of the coronavirus.

Mr Kankara said country needs to come together as one regardless of one’s race or religion to combat the deadly virus which has affected the globe and urged everyone to take the pandemic very seriously

The Minister also toured Kulima Tower bus station where he was displeased to find that the station did not have wash basins and hand sanitiser at the entry points.

Dr Banda directed Kulima Tower bus station Manager Collins Mulenga to ensure that station has hand sanitiser and wash basins, at every entry point in the station.

And Mr Mulenga promised to adhere to the guidelines by health authorities, in order to ensure that the station remains safe for people conducting businesses, as well as passengers and bus drivers.

Minister of Local Government Charles Banda leading a team who conducted a sanitising exercise for flash mini buses and the entire millennium bus station
Minister of Local Government Charles Banda leading a team who conducted a sanitising exercise for flash mini buses and the entire millennium bus station

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16 COMMENTS

  1. Kikikikkki, ati we are prepared!!? Didn’t we tell you that Zambians will gather to watch a PF Minister?
    No gatherings, but look at those PF idyots..

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  2. Is that not a blower the minister is using ?

    It will only blow the covid 19 virus around more my people…..

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  3. This is what a working government does. Rather than making speeches with masks on wearing expensive suits like hh, for us we are on the ground working for our people. Kz

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  4. KZ,WHAT WORKING GOVT? THE WORK PF HAS DONE IS TO DESTROY THE COUNTRY.U HAVE SO MUCH HATE FOR HH. THE GUY IS SO SMART MY DEAR. NOT U.U,ARE AMONG THE PEOPLE WHO WILL RUN AT YOUR SHADOW WHEN GOD GIVES HIM A FAVOUR TO PLOT 1 AND ALOT OF PEOPLE ARE WAITING FOR YOUR DOWN FALL. DON’T TALK TO US AS IF WE ARE DULL. NO!!!!!!!!

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  5. So smart he has failed to win elections four times. You say I am not clever but last I checked I ensured pf won elections and I am in government and little hh and Garry are not .

  6. Zambians need a whole lot more education. All those people should not be allowed near each other. Start sending those radio and television educational programs out now. This is the best time to make Zambians un-alcoholic. Blessings to all Zambians and the World in Jesus’s name.

  7. Strewth…….this is demonstrating the lack of understanding of the Corona virus. Some in masks and some without all standing next to each other. While their cleaning their feet Corona is infecting at least 4 people each side.

    Go home and stay indoors.

  8. THe number of people watching and distance between them is worrying itself. Otherwise, efforts well noted and appreciated.

  9. Why is the minister doing this? I’m sure there are workers who are trained to do this job better. He won’t help in killing the virus by showing off. He should have stayed in his office or watched from a distance

  10. It’s unnecessary for this foooolish minister to use this as a photo opportunity. Let the people specialized in this do the job. Plus he’s putting the lives of all these PF gawkers at risk, who don’t seem to realize that they have to practice social distancing. They’re standing there, close to each other, touching each other, and taking in each other’s breath, a dangerous combination. This, indeed, is a clueless government led by a clueless guy himself, corrupt Lungu.

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