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City on cleanliness drive

05 Aug, 2019 - 13:08 0 Views
City on cleanliness drive Engineer Josiah Chisango

H-Metro

Tanaka Nyambo, H-Metro Reporter

Harare corporates and residents have been urged to contribute to the city’s cleanliness, which is a collective duty to ensure that Harare regains its Sunshine City Status.

Speaking at the Council’s clean-up campaign in Kamfinsa last Friday, Town clerk Engineer Hosiah Chisango said they aimed at demonstrating that with corporate world and residents taking part, a difference could be made.

“Together we can make a difference. I know the Head of State, President Emmerson Mnangagwa is in Mt Pleasant right now doing his part.

“We have organised people as the City of Harare to be here in Kamfinsa and other designated points around the city.” Eng Chisango said.

Eng Chisango encouraged residents to be conscious of their environment though making sure that it is litter free as well as adopt the bin culture.

“We take a lot from our environment and we need to keep it clean, so that we can protect ourselves from diseases.

“It is important as residents to note that for Harare to be a Sunshine City we need to manage our waste and utilise the bins that have been put around the city.

“Council is also working on its refuse collection assets to make sure they are available to avoid dumps.”

He added:

“I am grateful that residents are being conscious to the idea of a clean city, we need to keep our environment clean.

“As we come together on such an occasion we encourage more participations and for people to inherit the bin culture,” he said.

Eng Chisango said a healthy environment was a key ingredient for a healthy population as a dirty environment causes disease outbreaks.

“For example when the rains come, the dirt is dissolved into the water table and we use underground water for drinking, which can result in pandemics,” he said.

It was a hive of activity at Kamfinsa Shopping Centre as Council was joined by stakeholders which include Spar, Zimpost, Ministry of ICT and Courier Services, Direct Contact School, Lafarge, Environment Africa, Africa Lotto and Harare Quarry among others.

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology and Courier Services Eng Sam Kundishora thanked the various organisations who had been contributing to the national clean up campaigns.

“I am grateful people have observed that the first Friday of each month is a clean-up -campaign,” he said.

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