Chipata Municipal Council is reported to be dumping garbage carelessly along Genda road.
This has angered residents in the area, who accuse the local authority of being inconsiderate.
Speaking to Breeze News, one of the residents, King Lungu says that the garbage, which is dumped not too far from the road is posing health hazard to villagers.
Mr. Lungu further complained that cyclists have equally been affected because bicycle tyres are punctured by bottles from the garbage.
And another resident, Whyson Daka wondered how the council, which is supposed to be in the forefront encouraging good hygiene, could put people’s lives at risk.
But when contacted for comment, Chipata Municipal Council Public Relations Officer, Taonga Kawonga said that she needed to consult before responding to the allegations.
This is not the first time that people in Genda area have raised concern on the garbage, which is dumped carelessly.