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    National Clean-up day, a big success in Gwanda

    Residents and civil servants during the clean up campaign.

    SIPHATHISIWE MATHAMBO
    GWANDA BUREAU

    GWANDA -
    The National Clean-Up Day declared by President Emmerson Mnangagwa for the Clean-up of each month has become a success story in Gwanda.
    Tens of residents swarmed Jahunda Park Suburb on Friday and spent the day picking up paper and clearing the area of any unwanted waste.
    The turnout included residents, the Police, Prison guards and members of the civil service. Three quarters of residents left their offices and homes to take part in the national clean up and some of the organizations represented were NSSA, MOG, EMA, CYDT, Chicken Inn, Edu Foundation.
    The Minister of State for Provincial Affairs, Abednico Ncube appreciated everyone who participated and appealed to Gwanda Town Council to continue mobilizing residents for the clean-up day.
    Mnangagwa declared the day to uphold the environmental rights and freedoms provided for in Section 73 of the Zimbabwean Constitution which grants every citizen the right to an environment which is not harmful to their health and well-being.
     “I would like to thank all government workers and the residents for their cooperation, the Municipality of Gwanda still have work to do in mobilizing people to participate in the clean-up,” said Ncube.
    He suggested for the clean-up to comprise two groups; one in the CBD and the other in other parts of the town.
    “Starting next month, one group must concentrate in the CBD since it is a main highway. Let’s build Zimbabwe that is a clean country, it is our responsibility to keep it clean therefore let  the residents and civil servants come together for this exercise. I also urge travellers to stop and partake in the clean up from 8am to 10am,” added Ncube.
    Environmental Education and Publicity Officer, Sithembokuhe Moyo observed that more people were becoming aware and conscious of their environment.
     “We are working with the department of roads to put sustainable mechanisms in place to ensure highways are clean. We have placed lay-by bins which need to be monitored and emptied from time to time,” said Moyo.


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