Chingola Mayor Titus Tembo has ordered the removal of all traditional doctors’ adverts in the district.
Tembo said the banners and stickers were not only making the district dirty but contributing to moral decay.
The Chingola Mayor said this when he met the traditional doctors at his office and gave them a seven day ultimatum.
“It is always good to engage with stakeholders before any decisions are made. In the interest of making our district clean, we need to remove these banners and stickers around. They are not just making the district dirty, but (contributing to) moral decay,” Tembo said.
“You (traditional healers) are given seven days to remove banners and stickers which contribute massively in making the city dirty. As Mayor I have made this move of holding discussions with this group as this was the only best and mutual way to resolve the matter.”
Tembo said the local authority did not want to just move in and remove the banners as this was going to send a negative signal to the traditional healers.
He further advised the traditional healers to start using the media to advertise their services saying this was the best way they could avoid littering the town.
“I have even invited media houses in this meeting so that they also tell you how they can be advertising your services as the media channels have proved to be more effective in terms of marketing,” said Tembo.
“In order to supplement the efforts the government is making to put up good road network in the district so that Chingola becomes a better city, efforts from all stakeholders are required.”