- Southern Province coordinator Frederick Sakala has observed the need for the Livingstone City Council and his members to work together in keeping the streets clean.
By ANDREW MUKOMA
ZAMBIA Micro and Small Traders Foundation Cooperative (ZAMAST) has raised concerns over street vending with the onset of the rain season.
Southern Province coordinator Frederick Sakala has observed the need for the Livingstone City Council and his members to work together in keeping the streets clean.
In an interview with the Daily Nation in Livingstone, Mr Sakala said that his office has written to the Livingstone requesting for permission to clean the streets every two weeks.
Mr Sakala said, in doing so, the City’s status of being the cleanest in the country will be maintained.
However, he noted that his members will require assistance in terms of materials to successfully conduct the exercise.
Mr Sakala said failure to keep the streets clean can lead to outbreaks of diseases which will result many people being affected.
“We have written to the Council where we said, we want some help with cleaning materials as vendors so that we can start cleaning the streets every after two weeks,” he said.
“As ZAMAST to want to get all vendors on the streets to be involved this exercise and everyone is willing but all we need is a response from the Council then we start,” he said.
“Our idea is to keep our streets clean and healthy so that we can keep the City’s status of being the cleanest in the country,” Mr Sakala said.