Lusaka City Council has taken over the operations of Intercity Bus Terminus, which had been under the hands of Edgar Lungu’s armed castes.
Speaking during the tour of the bus terminus, Lusaka City Town Clerk Mr. Alex Mwansa said this move will also be extended to other bus stations and markets in the City.
Mr. Mwansa explained that the move to remove cadres from all markets and bus stations will help improve revenue collection for the Local Authority as well as create job opportunities for the youth.
“This place can generate a lot of employment for the youths, if you analyze the value chain for intercity bus station, it can create a lot of jobs for the youth and that is what we want to do.’’ he said.
The takeover was also confirmed the president elect, Hakainde Hichilema.
“Our supporters at the grassroots, commonly referred to as cadres, have facilitated the handover of revenue collection at bus stops and markets back to the Lusaka City Council in addition to making the markets a safe place for everyone irrespective of political affiliation.
We urge others to do the same country wide.
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Lusaka Town Clerk Alex Mwansa said the Lusaka City Council was losing about K2 million per month to cadres in revenue collection at the intercity bus terminus.