Latwell Nyangu, H-Metro Reporter
The National Action Plan on Used Diapers (NAPUD) founder Rogman Muchengapadare has been fighting against the disposal of used diapers everywhere for seven years now.
Despite his call seem to be falling on deaf ears, he still insists people need to be educated.
The Epworth based Muchengapadare said, there is need for aggressive and collective awareness campaigns.
“I will not tire until the message is understood and action is taken.
“NAPUD will embark on a clean-up exercise of used diapers in Epworth and the exercise will see the collection of used diapers in hotspot areas like riverbanks and open fields in Epworth.
“We have contacted the Epworth Local Board to assist and we are certain that they will be able to assist with the required requirements for the success of the programme.
“We can’t afford to continue looking at this situation of used diapers everywhere in our community.
“We are launching a programme that will run this month,” he said.
He keeps on hoping that used diapers should be properly disposed.
“The message remains the same despite the fight since 2015 and people need to know the risk associated with dumping diapers everywhere.
“We are now approaching the rain season and diarrhoea, typhoid is imminent. The issue is everyone’s responsibility and my efforts should be emulated now.
“We should be reaching to every corner of the country raising awareness on how to dispose used diapers.”
NAPUD was launched in 2015 in Epworth to push for national campaign on proper disposal of used diapers.
Muchengapadare seeks cooperation from all stakeholders including EMA, Ministry of Health and Child Care as well as local authorities.
FOR MORE INFORMATION NAPUD CAN BE CONTACTED ON 0779272233