A team from Luanshya Municipal Council today carried out a disinfection exercise at Luanshya Central Police, Luanshya Correctional service and Ghandi Primary School in a bid to fight COVID 19.
The team was led by Luanshya Mayor Nathan Chanda who was in the company of Hindu Society Chairperson Mr Sharad Desai, the municipalities Public Health Director, Engineering Director and officers from The Public Health Department.
Speaking at the event, Mayor Chanda said it was the Local Authority’s duty to make sure places such as the correctional facility, the Police and schools were kept disinfected as they are also at risk in contracting the pandemic considering that they are in contact with a number of people.
He said COVID 19 had to be treated as a normal disease as instructed by the Republican President Dr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu but people still need to practise high levels of hygieneand responsibility.
The Mayor contributed a K7000 meant for building blocks to the Correctional Service’s current project explaining that his office would continue to do everything possible to help fight the pandemic and support members of the public where need be.
Speaking on behalf of the Correctional Facility, Office-In-Charge Mr Chisanga Siame thanked the mayor for his continued support to the facility and Police service as a whole.
Mr Siame said the gesture would go a long way as it would support the construction of an ablution block at the facility.
And Minister of Youth Sports and Development Mr Emmanuel Mulenga who later joined the team said it was impressing to see the local authority enthusiastic about fighting COVID 19.
Mr Mulenga congratulated the mayor for being concerned about the residents of Luanshya stating that he demonstrated that he was indeed a city father.
Meanwhile Ghandi Primary School Head Teacher Mr Mr Maxwell Mwinga Said that the disinfecting exercise was an excellent idea as it was part of preparation for the learners who are expected back in school on June 1st.2020.
He said learners needed to be protected because once the virus was contracted by any of them, it would further spread to the community.
And Hindu Society Chairperson Mr Sharad Desai who supported the exercise by proving fuel for the vehicles used during the exercise pledged to continue supporting the local authority as they work towards improving service delivery to the members of the public.
PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER
LUANSHYA MUNICIPAL COUNCIL