Town clerk Engineer Hosiah Chisango has urged corporates and residents to contribute to the city’s cleanliness saying it was a collective duty to ensure that Harare regains its Sunshine City Status.
Eng Chisango who took part in the city’s clean-up campaign in Kamfinsa appreciated the national clean-up campaign initiative saying Harare as the capital was happy to participate in the noble cause.
“What we aim to demonstrate is that 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. We need to keep it clean, so we can protect ourselves from diseases. It 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 said.
“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 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. We need to manage our waste.”Eng Chisango said.
It was a hive of activity at Kamfinsa Shopping Centre as the National clean-up campaign saw Council being 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 have 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.”