By Edward Makuzva
NetOne on Friday mobilized a clean up exercise in Magwegwe, one of the oldest suburbs in the City of Kings in a bid to ensure a clean and safe environment in the country.
The clean up campaign comes after His Excellent, President Emmerson Mnangagwa announced that every first Friday of each month should be a clean up campaign day across the country to make sure the country is clean in 2018.
In a statement, the State onwed mobile telecommunications service provider, Netone added that President Mnangagwa has called upon every individual to equally honour this declaration to work together as a nation protecting the environment as the government is moving to ensure the country has sustainable environment management and waste disposal systems.
“In observance of the 1st Friday of each calendar month, National Clean Up Campaign as declared by His Excellency, the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe, state owned mobile network operator , environment for all, and as part of NetOne’s CSR pillar, HealthCare, management and staff accompanied by EMA, the Resident Minister of Bulawayo Metropolitan Province Hon. Judith Ncube, the Zimbabwe Defense Forces, Zimbabwe Republic Police and the Ministry of Environment, among other key stakeholders took the lead working together to curb the problems arising from dumped waste”, reads the statement.
The statement said the notion behind is for every citizen to get together and clean up the environment, coupled with recycling and reusing. This will go a long way in ensuring that we maintain a clean, safe and healthy environment.
According to the National environmental calendar, the first Friday of each month is a National Clean-up day, where all citizens are supposed to come together and clean their
The declaration of 2018 calls for all corporates, institutions,
civil society organisations, churches, youths and all citizens at large, to participate in creating a clean, safe and healthy environment, as provided for by the Constitution of the
This is a key enabler for the attainment of the National vision of “An upper middle income economy by 2030” as well as the aspirations of the National Development strategy
- Moreover, Sustainable Development Goals number 3, 6, and 11 which address good health and well-being, clean water and sanitation and sustainable cities and communities, respectively, can only be attained in a clean environment, hence the need to fully embrace the National clean-up program.