CHISHALA MUSONDA, Ndola
KABUSHI member of Parliament (MP) Bowman Lusambo and eight councillors in his constituency have raised K20,000 for the clearing of garbage that is heaped at Main Masala market in Ndola.
And the lawmaker and the civic leaders have come up with an initiative to work with the community to build two additional ablution blocks at the market.
Mr Lusambo, who led the eight councillors to the clearing garbage exercise, said there is need to restore sanity and make one of the countryâ€™s largest markets habitable for business.
Soweto in Lusaka and Chisokone in Kitwe are the other biggest markets in the country.
â€œAs Kabushi Constituency, we thought of cleaning up the two big market, the main market and Kapalala Market to ensure we keep this place clean,â€ Mr Lusambo, who is Copperbelt Minister, said.
He said the leaders in the constituency decided to undertake the responsibility and provide a clean trading environment for the people although it is the responsibility of Ndola City Council to collect garbage.
Mr Lusambo said Main Masala Market has customers coming from all the townships Ndola and it is appropriate that the trading area is cleaned.
â€œWe promised them these things and we just have to make sure we deliver to their expectations. We cannot subject our people trading in this type of environment and if the President sees this, he will not be happy and we want to make sure we place the Presidentâ€™s name in high esteem. We will try by all means that people trade in a place that is conducive,â€Â Mr Lusambo said.