Chipata City Mayor, Sinoya Mwale, has expressed disappointment over the poor working culture by council workers.
The mayor has cautioned that he will not tolerate laziness among council workers.
Mr. Mwale says development cannot be delivered to people, if the working culture among workers is poor
Mr. Mwale has directed town clerk, Davies Musenge, to make sure there is an improvement on this matter.
He was speaking during the full council meeting this morning.
The Zambia Electricity Supply Corporation ZESCO says that it has been connecting an average of 457 new customers every month in the last six months.
ZESCO Division Manager for South, Wilbroad Chanda says that this is a demand that requires the power company to invest more in power generation.
Speaking in Chipata over the weekend, Mr. Chanda also revealed that ZESCO had run out of conductors, which has affected the exercise of connecting new clients.
He however, says that the company has ordered new conductors, which are expected to be in the country in the next two weeks.
A number of people in Chipata have complained over the delay by the power company to connect electricity despite having paid connection fees.
Illegal street vendors in Chipata are expected to be relocated to COMESA market before the rainy season starts.
Chipata City Council Town Clerk Davies Musenge says the local authority has already secured a place at the market to relocate all vendors trading in the streets.
He says sensitization meetings with the affected vendors on the matter, have already been conducted.
Mr. Musenge says the council cannot move people from the streets before finding a place where they can trade from.
He says engineers have already been engaged and that inmates from Chipata correctional facility will soon start the works.
The works include construction of drainages.