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Take Clean Campaign seriously – Lungu

PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu has urged Zambians to take the Keep Zambia Clean, green and healthy initiative seriously.

The President said the Keep Zambia Clean initiative was important as it was aimed at improving the environment and reduces diseases among the people such as cholera and diarrhoea.
He said this yesterday in Lusaka’s Mandevu area where he went take part in the cleaning exercise in the keep Zambia Clean and Green Campaign.
Mr Lungu said people must not only wait for the last Saturday of each month to keep their premises and surroundings clean, but ensure that the exercise was part of everyday life to promote good health in the country. The Keep Zambia Clean Green and Healthy campaign is observed every last Saturday of each month where people are expected to engage in various cleaning activities.
Meanwhile, ZNBC reports that business came to a stand in Mandevu Constituency as President Lungu went round to inspect drainages.
Thousands of people thronged the road leading to Mandevu market to catch the glimpse of the President.
Whilst moving, the head of State who interacted with children and traders occasionally stopped to also engage the residents.
And Health Minister Dr Chitalu Chilufya said a number of diseases that were caused as a result of living in a dirty environment have reduced.
Dr Chilufya expressed happiness that there had not been any cholera cases for the past three years.
He explained that this was because President Lungu was in the forefront of encouraging people to keep their environments clean.

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