THE Lusaka City Council (LCC) is currently carrying out its annual massive cleaning at all of its cemeteries within the city and has called on residents to join it in this noble cause.
LCC public relations manager Mulunda Habeenzu confirmed this to the Daily Nation in an interview.
Mr. Habeenzu said the exercise which started on Monday was in line with the local authority’s obligation to ensure that the public cemeteries in Lusaka were kept clean.
He said the local authority had deployed workers at all its cemeteries in the city to slash overgrown grass.
“We started our annual cleaning at all our cemeteries and our workers are on the ground cutting off overgrown grass. We do this yearly because this is the time when we have the rain and grass grows.
“As the council we always strive to make sure that we meet our obligations, it is our duty to look after our cemeteries,” he said.
Mr. Habeenzu said the graveyards were a respectable place where people buried their loved ones and they ought to be kept clean.
He also urged city dwellers to join the council in the exercise for the wellbeing of the city.
“The need to ensure that cemeteries are kept clean calls for concerted efforts, so even our people in Lusaka have a role to play. They can as well join in the exercise; it’s everyone’s responsibility and should not be left to the council alone,” Mr. Habeenzu said.