Hon. Kabanshi Launches Clean-Up Zambia
The Minister of Local Government and Housing, Hon. Emerine Kabanshi, MP, has launched the Clean Up Zambia Campaign.
The Campaign is aimed at increasing focus on Solid Waste Management or Garbage Collection. The Clean UP Zambia Campaign is the re-branded and streamlined former Make Zambia Clean and Healthy Programme.
Though some components of the former Make Zambia Clean and Healthy Programme will continue being implemented under their specific sub-sector arrangements, the component for Garbage Collection will have to be implemented under a fully-fledged Programme called Clean Up Zambia.
The re-branding and launch of the Clean Up Zambia Campaign was necessitated by the continued accumulation of uncollected garbage in most towns and cities, thereby making the surroundings filthy and unhealthy for doing business and human habitation.
The Minister called upon Local Authorities to spearhead the implementation of the campaign programme by establishing solid waste management units, financing the collection of garbage and harnessing the private sector capacity to participate in Cleaning up Zambia.
Below is the new Logo for 'Clean-UP Zambia'. To access the full Launch statement CLICK HERE to download.
Zambia Celebrates World Habitat Day
GOVERNMENT, with support from the United Nations Habitat, is currently formulating a national urban policy that will guide urban development. Local Government and Housing Minister Emerine Kabanshi, MP said that the policy would include urban mobility and infrastructure development. She said this during the commemoration of the United Nations World Habitat Day held at Chawama grounds in Lusaka that the government was also in the process of implementing the slum upgrading strategy. “My ministry is also in the process of implementing the slum upgrading strategy to facilitate provision of basic services such as roads, water supply, sanitation, markets, bus stations and recreational facilities,” she said. Ms Kabanshi said the high rate of urbanisation had brought with it an influx of motor vehicles in cities causing traffic, congestion and pollution.
Government committed to engaging Universities in Development
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