LUSAKA’S Town Centre market traders have complained about the poor sanitation conditions they are subjected to work under due to the ever increasing amount of uncollected garbage by the Lusaka City Council (LCC). The traders have expressed fear that the uncollected heaps of garbage at the market could lead to the outbreak of water borne diseases such as cholera and dysentery.
TRADERS at Mtendere Khazimai Market have bemoaned the inadequate collection of garbage at the market by the Lusaka city council (LCC). But LCC acting public relations manager Habenzu Mulunda urged the traders to pay more money if they wanted frequent collection of garbage. In an interview with the Lusaka star, a charcoal trader Boyd Chibwe at the market said the garbage which was dumped next to his stand produced a bad smell and was a health risk.
Marketeers at Mwasauka market in Garden compound have expressed concern over the uncollected garbage by Lusaka City Council (LCC) despite signing a contract for garbage collection. Speaking in an interview with the Lusaka Star, Mwasauka market chairman Lyford Banda said the mountainous garbage which lies at the exit of the market is a health hazard to the community.