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Increased littering in Lusaka City worries Kamalata

Economy Increased littering in Lusaka City worries Kamalata

Government has expressed concern with the continued littering of the Central Business District in the capital city.

Lusaka province Permanent secretary Robert Kamalata says the continued littering in the City actually leads to clogging of drainages causing floods every rainy season.

Mr Kamalata says there is need for education on proper management of waste to safeguard the environment.

Officiating at  a stakeholders meeting on the revision of the 2007 National Policy on Environment held at the Southern Sun in Lusaka,  the Permanent Secretary lamented  that current scenario  has limited the availability of vital ecosystems in some areas.

“It has a potential to derail the socio-economic development efforts being undertaken by the government, ” He stated.

Government is aware of the challenges the country is facing and stressed its commitment to prioritized environmental sustainability as a cornerstone of sustainable development.

“In addition, government has embarked on the revision of the 2007 national policy of the environment to align with the overall vision of the new dawn administration, ” he said.

The measures taken will contribute to the promotion of sustainable use of the environment for sustainable economic growth.

He further implored the participants to help develop the most appropriate environmental policy to address current and future challenges.

 Green Economy Permanent Secretary John Msimuko has observed that the ability of the environment to support social and economic growth is dependent on the management of natural resources.

Represented by director of Environment Management Godwin Gondwe ,  Mr Msimuko said that well managed natural resources offer extended potential to support social and economic growth.

The Ministry is driving the green growth transitioning process and ensuring environment sustainability with portfolio functions among other programmes.

These includes  coordinating sound environmental management for social economic development, coordinating climate change adaptation and mitigation , and providing meteorological services.

14 COMMENTS

  1. I have told you………..

    This will be a none ending problem until our children at primary school are taught a basic environmental awareness subject.

    90 % of people in the streets have passed trough primary school.

    Sanitation, grabage disposal, forest preservation and patronisim should be taught.

    With one year of introducing this subject you will notice a difference.

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  2. Instead worrying just move in and stop the littering. That’s why Lusambo resorted to physical confrontation (not a good idea) it’s because we don’t care about our surrounding. We admire other countries as if angels come to keep their environment clean.

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  3. An embarrassment on our mentality as Zambians. How hard is it to to take your trash and throw it in a garbage bin?

  4. Lusaka needs a practical minister with solid management skills and courage to face challenges with indifference to vendor complaints like what we had in Edify Hamukale in southern Province. The guy just put his foot down and faced the garbage littering problem head on despite severe opposition. As a result, southern province is clean in all towns. A passive minister like Madam Mulyata cant excite her District Commissioners mayors and Town clerks/, council secretaries to act. If you leave this to Garry Nkombo, he will simply annoy the public because the guy is simply not likeable with pomp and pride written all over his face coupled with his bad annoying language

  5. Lusaka needs a practical minister with solid management skills and courage to face challenges with indifference to vendor complaints like what we had in Edify Hamukale in southern Province. The guy just put his foot down and faced the garbage littering problem head on despite severe opposition. As a result, southern province is clean in all towns. A passive minister like Madam Mulyata cant excite her District Commissioners mayors and Town clerks/, council secretaries to act. If you leave this to Garry Nkombo, he will simply annoy the public because the guy is simply not likeable with pomp and pride written all over his face coupled with his bad annoying language. Act please

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  6. All dirt. Tokyo Way, ringroad, is an eyesore especially along the Zesco poleline that rans into the LSMFEZ.
    A stroll on the stretch between Selena School and the Kasama road junctions speak volumes of the mess. I guess solid waste disposal needs a clearcut management remodelling.
    Minibuses, residents, bar and shop owners, passersby, garbage collection trucks and general motorists are some of the notably most negligent cowprits.
    How do you haul garbage on a truck or trailer that is falling off from carrier before you reach the dumpsite?
    Cleanliness is next to heavenliness.

  7. You can collect all the garbage from all the streets, but then what do you do with it? Lusaka alone is in need of about 4 modern recycling plants. We need investments in councils to run these plants or bring in FDI. Without investments in recycling, we will create mountains of trash. The bins on the streets are full, the damp sites are full too. We are land locked, so we can not ship garbage and damp it in sea, like what countries who have sea fronts do.

  8. Please send a delegation to Rwanda to learn how Kagame has managed to keep his country clean. Simple steps you can take in the meantime.
    1. Make it illegal to litter. Put up sign posts throughout the city that warn people that they’ll be fined if they litter. Something like: DO NOT LITTER. k500 FINE FOR LITTERING. 2. Empower the police to arrest litterers. 3. Provide Trash bins throughout the city, that people can use to dispose of trash. Marketplaces should have huge dumpsters for disposing of huge trash. 4. Make sure to collect the garbage from the bins and dumpsters, when they get full. If garbage remains uncollected in overflowing trash bins, then the whole sanitation effort collapses and fails. Empty the trash bins regularly.

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