Fri, 16 Feb 2018 12:50:43 +0000
By MUKOSELA KASALWE
THE presence of Zambia Air Force (ZAF) officers has compelled residents of Chainda ward 29 to submit to the cleaning exercise unlike when the councillor was working alone, says Patriotic Front Councillor Dorcas Moyo.
Ms Moyo expressed happiness with the presence of ZAF officers in her ward, saying the move had made residents to come out in large numbers and clean the surroundings to avert the possible spread of cholera.
Mr Moyo told the Daily Nation in an interview yesterday that the community was doing its clean-up exercise which she described as fruitful.
“I am happy that with the presence of ZAF officers in Chainda Ward, residents are voluntarily doing the cleaning on their own unlike previously when there was apathy among residents because the exercise was only supervised by a councillor. Today (Thursday) the community is doing its usual cleaning exercise which is going on well,” said Ms Moyo.
She encouraged residents to continue adhering to the basic hygiene standards to ensure that the outbreak of waterborne diseases were curtailed.
She warned residents against the indiscriminate throwing of garbage in undesignated places saying the law would visit the culprits.
Meanwhile, Mr. Moyo bemoaned the mushrooming of unplanned structures in her ward which was proving difficult to dig drainages to stop floods.
She said digging drainages would not be feasible as most houses were built too close to each another.
She blamed the current flooding in the ward to houses built on the main drain which extends up to Kalikiliki, warning that the houses would soon be demolished.