13th December, 2023
The Lusaka City Council – LCC has embarked on a project to construct modern garbage bays at New Soweto and Mobile Markets, in its quest to improve waste management systems at the two markets.
The project, which is funded by the Constituency Development Fund (CDF), aims to improve sanitation and hygiene in our markets.
And in a statement, LCC Public relations officer Nyambe Bulumba revealed that the Local Authority has contracted Shungu Construction Limited to undertake the works at the site, affirming that the company has already commenced some excavation works.
Mr. Bulumba said the project, which is being funded at a total contract sum of K 180,000 for each garbage bay, commenced on 13th November 2023 and is expected to be completed and commissioned by 13th January 2024.
He said the initiative will benefit the traders in both markets and customers by providing them with a clean and safe environment for their business.
Mr. Bulumba further stated that the project will also reduce the risk of diseases and pests that are associated with poor waste management and further improve the aesthetic appeal and the image of the markets, which will attract more customers and boost the income of the traders.
The LCC Public relations officer however noted that the council will continue to strive to contribute to the national goal of achieving a clean, green, and healthy Zambia by coming up with such waste management initiatives.