By Precious Lyatumba
Lusaka Mayor Miles Sampa has today facilitated the launch of the ‘Wash Covid-19 Away’ campaign in a bid to help curb the spread of coronavirus.
The campaign was launched in partnership with WASH Zambia to disinfect over 50 public and private places throughout the capital city.
Mr. Sampa said due to the continued rise in Covid-19 cases it is important now more than ever to find ways of keeping the people safe.
He said: “This new Covid-19 variant has proven to be more deadly,” he said.
He stated that many frontline and essential workers are now put at risk of contracting the virus daily, hence the need for the general public to take prevention measures more seriously.“
“If we can all cooperate and follow guidelines we will be better protected from the virus without having to undergo a complete lockdown,” Mr. Sampa said.
Mr. Sampa added that he believes in action and not just speaking, and commended WASH Zambia CEO Mr. Jonathan Kays and other WASH Zambia members for their contribution towards curbing the virus.
He applauded them for the additional free disinfecting service they are offering in the homes of their clients as a way of further contributing towards their safety.
The City Father urged the Kulima Tower Manager to ensure that Kulima Tower Bus Terminus is kept clean, as well as shop owners to pick up garbage in their surroundings and refrain from littering.