Lusaka Mayor Miles Sampa has directed Hybrid Poultry Farming to remove its chicken statue from the Chainama roundabout within the next two weeks, saying it was not conforming to the council standards.
In a letter addressed to Hybrid Poultry Farming Country Director Huw Morris, Monday, Sampa ordered the company to remove its chicken statute from inside the Chainama roundabout and place it either on the road leading to Hybrid or in the Chamba Valley area.
He explained that the policy at Lusaka City Council (LCC) was that roundabouts in Lusaka should be simple with green grass and a fountain or national hero statue in the middle, adding that any other form of advertising should be placed outside the roundabout, not inside.
“Further to my letter of enquiry and consequent meeting we had in my office last week, I wish to reiterate as follows: (i) Our current policy on all roundabouts in the city is to have them simple, green with grass and a fountain or national hero statue in the middle. (ii) All billboards or any other form of advertising can be placed outside the roundabout and not inside. (iii) I, therefore, instruct that the Hybrid chicken statue be removed from the inside of the Chainama roundabout within the next two weeks. (iv) The chicken statue can be placed outside on the road leading to Hybrid or Chamba Valley area. We anticipate and thank you in advance for helping us keep Lusaka clean and uniform,” stated Sampa.