Local Government and Urban Development Minister Gary Nkombo said the removal of mobile money booths from the Central Business District of Lusaka has been done to bring sanity in the city.
Mr Nkombo said the mobile money booths were located in areas where the Lusaka City Council had not designated them to be located.
Speaking this afternoon after he flagged off a three day cleaning exercise of the Central Business District of Lusaka, Mr Nkombo said the removal of the booths was done in the spirit of orderliness.
He said the association for mobile money operators was in agreement with the relocation.
Meanwhile, Lusaka Mayor Chilando Chitangala has bemoaned the vandalism of refuse bins in the city.
Ms CHITANGALA said some unscrupulous people are stealing metals from the bins and selling them as scrap metals.
And Stanbic Bank Zambia Chief Executive Officer Mwindwa Siakalima said the bank wants to join efforts in cleaning up the city.