Serenje, August 14th, 2014, ZANIS —- Government has called for cooperation on all Zambians to help in the implementation of the Community Lead Total Sanitation (CLTS) programme.
Serenje District Commissioner Charles Mwelwa says the CLTS programme has proven to be effective in the implementation of sanitation concerns in rural areas hence the need for well meaning Zambians to help government implement the programme.
Mr Mwelwa said the programme which is a government policy on rural sanitation is aimed at stopping open defecation, a vice detrimental to people’s health.
The District Commissioner said this when he paid a courtesy call on Chief Mailo at his palace , today.
He advised the traditional ruler to engage his subjects to help government fight diseases that are preventable through interventions like CLTS programme.
Mr Mwelwa said the Champions have continued to face huge opposition as some village Head Persons are not cooperating with them.
And Chief Mailo of the Lala people thanked government for taking the sanitation programme to his chiefdom.
He pledged to give the programme the support it deserved to ensure his chiefdom attains an Open Defecation Free (ODF) status.
The chief said he will not spare any of his subjects who will refuse to build toilets in their village.