THE installation of street lights in Chainda as well as some parts of Avondale will help prevent crime and safeguard the lives and property of residents, says Patriotic Front (PF) Ward 29 councillor Dorcas Bwalya.
In an interview yesterday, Ms Bwalya expressed happiness that the PF had started to deliver on its campaign promises by implementing various projects such as the erection of streetlights, working on drainages and improved sanitation; she also thanked the electorate for voting for her.
She said that the council had started lighting up various roads in Chainda, Salama Park, Avondale and parts of Mtendere East and explained that the move would help safeguard lives and property of residents who had been victims of attacks by criminals, some of whom had developed tendencies of snatching mobile phones and money from victims.
Ms Bwalya said that plans were also under way to build a recreation centre which will house facilities such as a modern basketball and badminton courts, among others.
She said the programme was important as many youths had taken to drinking beer especially at weekends because of lack of recreation facilities.
“The installation of streetlights is currently under way in collaboration with the council; this initiative will help prevent crime because in the past residents were being attacked by thieves,” she said
Some drainages on roads had been worked on with the help of the Millennium Challenge Account (MCA).
She said that the flooding of roads during the rainy season would be a thing of the past as most of the drainages had been worked on with assistance from MCA.
Ms Bwalya appealed to residents to safeguard the initiatives and report vandals to relevant authorities.
She also urged residents to avoid throwing litter in the drainages but to dispose waste at designated places to keep the area tidy and healthy.
She promised the residents of massive development in collaboration with the area Member of Parliament Nkandu Luo, stakeholders such as the (MCA), the local authority as well as the residents.