Airtel Network Zambia plc recently donated one hundred and twenty three (123) bins worth ten thousand kwacha (k 10,000=00) to Lusaka City Council as part of their corporate social responsibility which focus on education, youth empowerment and the environment. And receiving the bins on behalf of LCC, Lusaka Mayor Councillor Mulenga Sata said it was humbling to receive such kind of support from the private sector who are key partners in the city’s development. Councillor Sata said the donation of the bins could not have comes at a better time than this when the council was joining the rest of Zambia in celebrating the golden jubilee. “As a council, we are committed to ensuring that we make our city clean during this period and beyond as evidenced by a number of programmes which have been drawn ranging from relocating of street vendors to major clean ups of historical garbage in communities,” he said.
The Mayor said LCC appreciated airtel’s donation because it would supplement the efforts being made in solid waste management and that airtel’s gesture was also in line with the Council’s vision of providing high quality services, and an enabling environment. He said the Council believed that to achieve this objective of creating an enabling environment there was need for support from stakeholder such as Airtel. “What Airtel has done today is to share the vision the council has and madam managing director; let me assure you that these bins you have donated to us and the residents of Lusaka in particular will go a long way in enhancing our efforts to manage solid waste in the city. I wish also to call upon other cooperating partners to join hands with the council as we embark on this exercise to make our city clean,” he said.
And Airtel Network Zambia Managing Director Charity Lumpa assured the Mayor that Airtel was ready to support the Council in raising the bar of cleanliness in the City. Ms Lumpa said her organization would continue supporting the Local Authority in its endeavours as it was its responsibility to plough back to the community. She further called for sustained collaboration between the two institutions.