‘STOP BOMBAY DRAINAGE VANDALISM’

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By KALOBWE BWALYA

VANDALS in Lusaka’s Jack Compound have continued vandalising the Bombay drainage and other public infrastructure despite several warnings from Government to refrain.

In an interview, Mr Chanda Phiri of Jack Compound, said some disgruntled youths were stealing metal installations from Bombay drainage and selling to scrap metal dealers.

Mr Phiri explained that, the vandals were using the drain as hideout to attack people including women.

He said thieves and vandals were also using the drain to hide stolen property and in the process vandalising the infrastructure.

The drain, he added, had also been turned into a resting place by some street kinds and destitute including mentally challenged people.

Mr Samuel Mwape urged the Ministry of Home Affairs to deploy more police to guard the infrastructure especially at night.

Mr Mwape was concerned that if Lusaka City Council did not take any action, the drain would be completely damaged.

Earlier, Lusaka Province Minister Bowman Lusambo cautioned the public against vandalising new infrastructure being put up.

Mr. Lusambo said the infrastructure government was putting up was meant to develop the country and that action would be taken against anyone found vandalising it.

He said the public must safeguard the new infrastructure which was meant ease flooding and urged Zambians to effect a citizen’s arrest on anyone caught in the act.

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