First Lady leads Mbudzi roundabout cleanup in Harare

By ZBC Reporter
THE First Lady, Amai Auxillia Mnangagwa, says team spirit and a change of attitude is important in ensuring a clean environment.
She said this during a cleanup campaign at Mbudzi roundabout in Harare, which is a busy area where vendors and commuter omnibus operators make brisk business but not enough attention is given to ensure the area is conducive for business in terms of cleanliness.
“This is a busy area and must be cleaned to ensure people work in clean environments,” said Amai Mnangagwa.
“Let us be responsible citizens and throw our litter in bins. Zimbabweans don’t litter when they are outside the country but when they cross the border the problem begins. Let us be smart from the brain to our environment. Let us promote cleanliness beyond the broom, our homes must be smart. It is also high time we invest in waste management projects.”
Environmental Management Agency’s (EMA) publicity and education manager, Amkela Sidange, said significant progress has been made since the launch of the national clean-up programme in 2018.
“The programme must go beyond the broom and include our homes. We want every Zimbabwean to inculcate the sense of belonging, the sense of cleanliness.”
Vendors and other participants said they have taken a leaf from the First Lady and pledged to continue cleaning the area.
The national clean-up exercise was introduced in December 2018 with corporates, individuals and the civic society supporting the initiative.