Nsanje Cleans Up For Mothers
Nsanje district council officials on Friday cleaned up the district's street, amid concerns of the proliferation of thin plastics.
District Commissioner, Dr. Medson Matchaya, has lamented that the thin plastics are messing up the district's environment.
Dr. Matchaya says the council thought the clean-up exercise "would be the best gift to the district's mothers as they celebrate mothers day today.
"You have seen our environment is not good enough due to proliferation of thin plastics around that messes up the whole place.
"That actually compounds in making people think that the place is already dirty and they keeping throwing litter.
"Now being a national policy championed by the head of state himself, we thought this would be the best gift to give to our mothers of the district, a clean environment.
"That is why all of us, government departments and agencies in the district, have actually taken it to clean our street just to ensure that our mothers are passing in a clean environment.
He added, " the national policy says once in a month but we say probably that's just guidance we can do it as we want, said Dr. Matchaya.
Traditional Authority Chimombo who participated in the clean-up exercise told Zodiak online that he felt duty-bound to join the team.
"If the President is doing it, as local leaders we have to join the head of state in ensuring that our environment is clean.
"A clean environment protects people from diseases," explained T/A Chimombo.
Malawi Defence Force (MDF) personnel also participated in the clean-up campaign.
President Chakwera launched the clean-up campaign on November 11, 2020.