Four per cent of Lusaka’s 2.5 million residents are still openly defecating, a practice of excreting and disposing of solid human waste in an unhygienic manner, Lusaka City Council (LCC) data reveals. According to an LCC powerpoint presentation shared with journalists during a two-day media workshop on the ongoing Lusaka Sanitation Programme (LSP) at Ibis Gardens, four per cent of Lusaka’s 2.5 million residents, translating to around 101,044 people, still perpetuate an unhygienic way of disposing solid human waste, a situation that sustained a filthy environment and jeopardized ground water. Speaking to journalists during the “Status of Sanitation in Lusaka” session, Thursday, LCC acting director for public health Edgar Mulwanda explained that open defection was not only confined to peri-urban…...

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