LILONGWE, Malawi 15th July, 2022 (AEJ) – Government will continue to drum up efforts to raise awareness of the national clean-up day, that aims to contain waste pollution in a quest to ensure the citizens embrace the initiative in totality.
The call was made during this month clean up initiative organised by Biwi Triangle Light Industrial Site Association who trade in assortment of merchandise and services to a range of clients in Lilongwe.
In November 2020 President Lazarus Chakwera encouraged citizen participation in the National Clean-up Day, a campaign against thin plastics and littering adding that he wanted to be part of the solution, not the problem of waste management in Malawi.
“I call upon every Malawian to participate in the National Clean-up Day. It is one way of fulfilling our pledge at a global level to undertake climate action for reduction of green – house gas emissions and transition to a low carbon pathway,” Chakwera announced during a special presser on the environment to the nation held at the State House in Lilongwe.
In a separate interview with AEJ Online News, Chief Environmental Officer responsible for Education and Outreach in the Environmental Affairs Department Clement Tikiwa explained that government will intensify public awareness so that each and every Malawian takes part in the clean-up initiative.
Tikiwa said government will continue encouraging different organisations in the clean up exercise in order to encourage many players both individuals and institutions to take part in the waste containment approach.
On her part parliamentarian for Lilongwe City South West Nancy Tembo commended people around Biwi Triangle Light industrial area for complimenting government efforts in upholding national clean-up day since its inception.
Tembo who joined the exercise after reading a facebook post said hard working spirit of people at Biwi caught her attention hence she decided to take part in clean-up initiative.
The Association spokesperson Dalitso Muyala said they agreed to keep their business premises clean and tide all the time to create a conducive operating environment for both workers and customers.
Business operators at Biwi Triangle have been conducting clean-up exercises since President Lazarus Chakwera launched the initiative two years ago at Chinsapo Ground in Lilongwe with aim of dealing with the issues of waste pollution and in particular thin-plastic wastes.