Inmates to clean Lusaka graves

Written by on February 28, 2019

THE Lusaka City Council (LCC) will engage inmates to slash the over-grown grass in its four cemeteries in Lusaka.

Public relations manager, George Sichimba, announced in a statement, that the council had secured K260, 000 for the cleaning activity and that inmates will be engaged to speed up the programme.

“The overgrown vegetation in the cemeteries is posing security concerns hence the need to clear it as quickly as possible by engaging a well-organised institution like Zambia Correctional Services,” said Mr. Sichimba.

He announced that the cleaning exercise will commence this week and is expected to be completed in three months.

The overgrown grass in the four council-run graveyards, namely Leopards hill (old and New), Chunga and Chingwere, had led to some unscrupulous people conducting illegal activities there such as illegal dumping of waste and illegal selling of beer and foodstuffs, among others.

But Mr. Sichimba says, “Those engaging in illegal activities in the cemeteries should be warned that the Council has devised ways of monitoring all activities.”

He also urged the public to report to Council, any suspicious activities happening in the graveyards and waned that anyone found wanting will prosecuted.

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