Callboys stationed at Lusaka’s Simoson business community should be removed to curb crime, says Simoson Enterprises Limited director administrator Chitambala Mwewa.
He said a group of youths stationed at the area had continued to harass innocent people.
“We are appealing to the Government to remove the callboys because a lot of people have faced harassment at the hands of those people.
Mr Mwewa said the area was now overcrowded and attracted robberies, adding that customers were subjected to threats each time they were using the same route.
He said it was only last week that the callboys threatened the business community from taking part in the national cleaning day because they claimed it would disturb their business activities.
The national cleaning day every first Saturday of the month is dubbed “Smart Zambia Campaign”.
Mr Mwewa called on the Government to remove the callboys from the area saying it was time action was taken against the unruly cadres who wanted to put the name of the ruling party in disrepute.
He said the callboys had in the past harassed and threatened innocent citizens in the area, and that the business community had tried to control the situation but failed.
Mr Mwewa said the surrounding areas of Simoson business community were now dirty because the same call boys threw litter anyhow.
He said it was unfair to disregard the directive from the President to keep Zambia clean through the cleaning programme, which required all citizens to participate in the activities.