By ZBC Reporter
GOVERNMENT has challenged communities to continue participating in the national clean-up campaign to safeguard the environment while also maintaining hygiene as the country battles the Covid-19 pandemic.
Speaking at a national clean-up campaign this Friday in Chimanimani, Environment, Climate, Tourism and Hospitality Industry Minister Honourable Mangaliso Ndlovu said it is imperative for the nation to continue with the noble initiative especially ahead of the rainfall season when water-borne diseases are prevalent.
“My ministry has been calling upon all citizens of this country to be part of the clean-up programme to be sure that as a country we achieve this clean safe environment for everyone. To this end I would like to thank everyone of you for observing this important day especially during this period of Covid-19. I would like to implore you to remain committed to maintaining a clean environment….,” he said.
Meanwhile, Minister Ndlovu also took time to visit a small-scale community garden at Machongwe developed by the Environment Management Agency where he commended the community for working together in conserving the environment.
“This project has successfully taken a number of communities from stream bank cultivation which in itself was causing damage to our rivers and they are now able to earn a living from this project. We are looking at more than 33 families who are benefiting from this and we are still looking for way in which communities benefit after Cyclone Idai….,” he said.
Minister Ndlovu was accompanied by the Minister of State for Manicaland Provincial Affairs and Devolution Dr Ellen Gwaradzimba and other senior government officials.
By ZBC Reporter