SECRETARY to the Cabinet Dr Roland Msiska says he is disappointed that adults at his office don’t keep toilets clean.
Speaking to journalists at Cabinet Office on Thursday ahead of the Keep Zambia Clean campaign today, Dr Msiska said whenever he passed through the office over weekends, he failed to believe what he finds in toilets.
“Even here, I tell my colleagues to keep these walls clean. I come here during weekends and what I find, I don’t believe that adults can do this. I get into public toilets and what I find, I fail to believe that adults can do this. We don’t need money to keep our surroundings clean…,” Dr Msiska said.
He said keeping cities clean did not require money but a change of attitude.
Dr Msiska said it was not uncharacteristic to see Zambians travelling from Botswana or Namibia throwing bottles and plastics out of moving vehicles.
“This issue is not an issue of capacity; it is an issue of just our own attitudes, vis-à-vis the need to keep our facilities clean. I myself with permanent secretaries are going to be going round our various facilities to make sure that we can do the cleaning. We all have a responsibility as Zambians to try to the best of our abilities to keep our surroundings clean. We don’t need much money,” he said.
Dr Msiska said Zambia was capable of keeping its cities clean, just like Singapore and Japan.