Practice waste management, Harare urged

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Claudia Chimbo
 

The Environmental Management Agency has expressed concern over excessive littering by Citizens in the Central Business District, leading to water pollution, environmental damage and is a threat to the health of residents.

Speaking at the clean-up campaign that was held in the Capital during the weekend, Environmental Management Agency spokesperson Mr Steady Kangata said every citizen has the right to a healthy, clean and safe environment, urging all citizens to take good care of the environment.

Mr Kangata emphasized on the need for a clean Zimbabwe saying that if the environmental outlook is kept filthy, water sources risk pollution posing a threat to the health of all Zimbabweans.

“Now we are in the rainy season, if we do not take proper care of our environments all the waste will be washed into the rivers and streams where we draw our drinking water.” said Mr Kangata urging citizens to practice waste management.

He also encouraged residents to acquire knowledge on waste separation, which is also a form of generating income .

“Separate the waste so that we reduce the burden on the local authorities so that they only carry the non-recyclable waste. The waste which can be recycled is also money and from trash you can derive cash. Anything that rots let us use it as fertilizers for our gardens”

Various stakeholders participated in the clean-up campaign with the goal of attaining a world class status for the Sunshine city. The clean-up campaign is also going to be conducted several parts of the country in support of the Zimbo Green initiative.

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