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LGAZ gives Government kudos for removing cadres at bus stations and markets

General News LGAZ gives Government kudos for removing cadres at bus stations and markets

The Local Government Association of Zambia (LGAZ) says it is gratified by government’s quick response to flash out suspected cadres from markets and bus stations in the country.

The organisation’s Acting Executive Director Namumba Mpatanji notes that the local authorities were losing a lot of revenue as suspected cadres took over the running of markets and bus stations.

Ms Mpatanji says the markets and bus stations Act No. 7 of 2007 under Section 5 of the Constitution mandates the local authorities to run markets and bus stations they serve.

“The pronouncement by the government of the day to allow the Council run markets and bus stations has sent an important signal to the communities out there and they need to respect the laws that govern our country,” she said.

In an interviews with ZANIS, the Acting Executive Director said the support coming from the Central government will provide an enabling environment for the Local Authorities to effectively deliver on their mandate and to enhance revenue base, key in improving service delivery.

Stressing that other pieces of legislation governing the Local Government system are implemented , Ms Mpatanji will enable them to effectively deliver on their mandate and it will also help them in being responsive to the needs and aspirations of the local communities.

“We have progressive provisions in the Constitution such as the Local Government functions which has been difficult to implement,” she said.

She explained that giving a platform to members of the community to express their views will allow the Local Authority to know exactly the many challenges that the people are facing and how best they can be helped to develop at community level.

During his inaugural speech at the Heroes Stadium on 24th August, 2021, President Hakainde Hichilema said that his administration will restore the rule of law, general order at public places and communities to return the country back to normalcy.

9 COMMENTS

  1. Yeah since cadres are mostly uneducated and least presented. You can easily toss them back into compounds and sing about it everyday like you have managed to feed Zambia 3 meals every single day.
    Toss them into industries and mines you liars. They must be the most stupid to even accept to go and sit back home. They will soon be forgotten.

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  2. ..eg. Post bus.
    This bus has two stations. One at Intercity costing K200 and another at the main Post office pegged at K160 per person to Chingola. Cadres charge busses who pass the cost to passengers.

    Goods at Kitwe Chisokone market are expensive compared to same items at Kasumbalesa border because of cadres fees.

    Even toilets are exorbitant! Still who cleans the garbage. Why don’t political cadres cleanbrhe mess instead of heaping it when n councils.

  3. #1 Abanyoli(Zinc)
    September 10, 2021 At 5:48 pm

    “Yeah since cadres are mostly uneducated and least presented. You can easily toss them back into compounds and sing about it everyday like you have managed to feed Zambia 3 meals every single day.
    Toss them into industries and mines you liars. They must be the most stupid to even accept to go and sit back home. They will soon be forgotten….”

    All in one month of assuming a broke GRZ ?

    That is the problem when you are used to seeing people being bribed with slush funds and you think that is development or employment…….

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