MINISTER of Transport, Works, Supply and Communications Yamfwa Mukanga has expressed displeasure at the filthy state of the Choma fire brigade department and directed town clerk Mwiya Mwiya to ensure the facility is kept tidy.
Mr Mukanga, who made an impromptu stopover on Saturday, was incensed when he noticed overgrown grass on the surroundings, which is also littered with several rundown vehicles.
The minister, who was accompanied by Choma district commissioner Bernadette Hamweemba and Mr Mwiya, said it was unacceptable for a Government office to be kept in that state.
â€œThis place is very dirty, grass has over grown, water is leaking there and I can see broken cars all over, some door there is not fixed. This place looks like there was a world war. We are not going to accept a Government office to be kept like this,â€ Mr Mukanga told Mr Mwiya, who was at pains to explain why the premises were untidy.
He directed Mr Mwiya to ensure that the department is kept tidy because â€œit can even be difficult for the firemen to put out a fire when they operate in a dirty environmentâ€.
In response, Mr Mwiya promised to abide by the directive.