Lusaka Mayor, Miles Sampa, says he is very committed to making Lusaka clean, green and healthy during his term of office.
Mr. Sampa was speaking today when he toured Palm View Nursery in Palabana.
“I am very committed to the issue of making Lusaka City clean, green and healthy and this is why I understook tour today in my quest to find people to partner with the council in this regard,” he said.
Mayor Sampa said his vision was to plant about one million palm trees and other plants in the city by 2021.
He disclosed that he, in consultation with the residents of Lusaka and other stakeholders, would select some roads along which palm trees should be planted.
The Mayor appealed to residents of Lusaka to join him in tree planting crusade and begin to plant trees around their yards and take care of those to be planted by Council and it’s partners.
“This crusade is not for me and my team of Councillors alone but for all residents of this greater city. Together we can reclaim the once green city Lusaka was,” he explained.
And Palm View Nursery Chief Executive Officer, Magdalene Antonopoulou, said she was very excited to partner with the Mayor’s Office and Lusaka City Council in making Lusaka green.
Mrs Antonopoulou committed to offer her expertise of planting and nurturing palm trees once the project kick started.
“I can’t say much now but I’m very excited about the whole thing and I commit myself to offering my skills in the planting and nurturing of palm trees,” she committed.
She revealed that she had been in the business of growing palm trees and other plants for over 30 years now.
She started the business in Mukushi before relocating to Palabana Seven years ago.
Mrs Antonopoulou thanked the Mayor for his commitment as could be seen by the fact that the Mayor took some time off his busy schedule to tour the nursery and concertise the partnership.