Chadiza Town Council has challenged members of the public to take keen interest in implementing the keep Zambia clean campaign to ensure its success.
Speaking in an interview with Zambia News and Information Services (ZANIS) in Chadiza, Chadiza Town Council Chairperson Paul Phiri said the campaign has not achieved its intended objectives because most people in the community were not taking the campaign seriously.
Mr. Phiri said members of the public have left the responsibility of cleaning the surrounding to the council alone.
He advised the members of the public to participate fully in the keep Zambia Clean campaign to ensure its success.
And speaking earlier, Chadiza Town Council Secretary Henry Siwakwi said it was unfortunate that people opted to leave everything to the council when they were the ones supposed to take the leading role in the campaign.
Mr. Siwakwi said that the council was there only to sensitize and review the campaign while the main driver of bringing the desired change was the public itself.
He said much has not been achieved from the campaign because there was lack of harmonization between the council and the public.
The Council Secretary said the Local Authority has been sensitizing people on the importance of keeping their surrounding clean and would continue to do so but that the challenge was with the public who have failed to fully participate.
On Monday, civil servants in Chadiza district and a few members of the public took part in the keep Zambia Clean campaign when the cleaned the surrounding at Chadiza market.
The Keep Zambia Clean Campaign was commissioned in 2007 by the late Republican President Levy Mwanawasa with the aim of keeping the country clean by ensuring people maintain clean surroundings but to date nothing has been achieved as t most surroundings including that of Lusaka City is so dirty.