Matero

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Matero, also Matero Township is a neighborhood in the city of Lusaka, the capital of Zambia.

Location

The neighborhood is bordered to the northeast by the highway (T2), that stretches between Kabwe to the north, through Lusaka to Kafue to the south.To the southeast,the border is Lumumba Road. Umuzilikazi Road marks the neighborhood's southern border. The western border is the river that starts near the southern end of Chitanda Road and flows northwestwards until it crosses the same street near the Chitanda Sewerage pond. The northern border of Matero stretches from the Chitanda pond to the west, through Chitanda Cemetery, to end at the T2 highway, immediately north of National Heroes Stadium.[1] The coordinates of Matero are: 15°22'33.0"S, 28°15'47.0"E (Latitude:-15.375823; Longitude:28.263054).[2]

Overview

Matero, Lusaka is a high-density, working class neighborhood. The neighborhood faces many challenges including[3] high unemployment, inadequate health facilities, poor water supply, poor roads, poor drainage system, insufficient security, and prostitution.[4] The neighborhood has its own constituency in the Zambian Parliament.[3]

Two national stadia are located in Matero, Independence Stadium and the much larger Heroes National Stadium.[1]

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References

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