By Times Reporter
SOUTHERN Province permanent secretary In’utu Suba has challenged travellers and other people using the Victoria Falls border in Livingstone to ensure they keep the facility and surrounding areas clean.
Ms Suba said Zambians should ensure that Livingstone town was kept clean as the neighbouring towns sharing its borders were not littered.
She was speaking in Livingstone at the weekend when a group of United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) staff, government officials, Climate Change ambassadors and Livingstone City Council officials engaged in the cleaning up of the Victoria Falls border.
“When you are travelling you should not be throwing litter through the bus windows but make use of the bins provided to you as a way of keeping our country clean,” she said.
Livingstone city council mayor Aggrey Njekwa said the community would be sensitised on the importance of safeguarding the environment.
Mr Njekwa urged the Climate Change ambassadors in Livingstone to extend their sensitisation to all the schools as a way of educating pupils on issues of climate change.
He appealed to UNICEF to consider helping the local authority with garbage collection facilities.
Child ambassador Queen Mutale from St Mary’s Secondary School appealed to organisations in the city to come on board in helping clean the city.
UNICEF Zambia chief of communication Patrick Slavin said his organisation was committed to training children on climate change throughout the country.
Mr Slavin said UNICEF Unite for Climate Change project in conjunction with Wildlife and Environmental Conservation Society of Zambia (WECSZ) organised the litter clean-up exercise at the Victoria Falls and the border area.
The team planted trees at Livingstone General Hospital.