First Lady to provide clean-up equipment to Tsoka Flea Market under Beautify Malawi Trust

Malawi’s First lady, Madame Gertrude Mutharika, has promised to provide rubbish bins, wheelbarrows and shovels to vendors of Lilongwe’s Tsoka flea market in continued efforts to keep the city clean under Beautify Malawi (BEAM Trust).

Patron of BEAM Trust ,Madam Dr.Gertrude Mutharika taking part in a city clean up campaign in Lilongwe as part of World environment week on wednesday (C) Stanley Makuti

Patron of BEAM Trust ,Madam Dr.Gertrude Mutharika taking part in a city clean up campaign in Lilongwe as part of World environment week on wednesday (C) Stanley Makuti

School chidren from different schools in Lilongwe takes part in a city clean up campaign in Lilongwe comemorating World environment week (C) Stanley Makuti - mana (3)

School chidren from different schools in Lilongwe takes part in a city clean up campaign in Lilongwe comemorating World environment week (C) Stanley Makuti – mana

The First Lady made the pledge on Wednesday at the market where she had led in a clean-up campaign in partial commemoration of 2016’s World Environment day, World Climate Change Week and launch of Ecosystem Based Adaptation For Food Security Assembly (EBAFOSA).

She was responding to the vendors’ plea for the same.

“As per your request to have rubbish bins at your market, I will see to it that they are made available along with wheelbarrows and shovels,” said Madame Mutharika after challenging the vendors to keep clean and plant trees along the banks of Lilongwe River which flows through the market.

While commending BEAM Trust initiative, the vendors who spoke through Lilongwe Flea Market Chairperson, Mark Namponya, challenged the city’s council to emulate the First Lady’s initiative by coming up with “Let’s Keep Lilongwe Clean” campaign.

Madame Mutharika had since promised to work with the city council’s officials on the same to find of ways of how they can together keep the city and the country clean.

Supplementing Madame Mutharika’s remarks, Chairperson of Parliamentary Committee on Environment and climate change, Welani Chilenga disclosed that Parliament would soon table an “Environment Conservation” Bill which if supported and passed into Law would help enhance the BEAM Trust’s efforts.

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4 thoughts on “First Lady to provide clean-up equipment to Tsoka Flea Market under Beautify Malawi Trust”

  1. The Analyst says:

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    This strategy, by BEAM; of kukasesa mumsika and donating dust bins and other equipment though commendable; has become so common that its usefulness or effectiveness has been or is slowly being outlived.
    . . . You see . . .
    This strategy is based on the assumption that the problem of waste mangement in Malawi’s markets is primarily a result of lack of such equipment. But I can assure you that this; is not the main problem. Rather, failure by city or council authorities or whoever, to collect waste in time and dispose it off.
    . . . just move around town, if you trust your eyes more than your ears; you will see overflown waste bins yet someone is paid (on time) to collect such waste and dispose it off.
    ………………………………………………………………………………….
    What you beautify Malawi should do, is change your strategy.
    . . . besides donating these items, you should police the city officials to timely collect and appropriately dispose off waste. You can even fire the one failing to do his job, or perhaps just influence his/her firing.
    . . . otherwise, if you think that donating a dust bin or wheelbarrow is enough, you are getting it wrong.
    Coz even if you donate 20 large waste bins per market in all cities; if the waste is not collected, Malawi will never become beautiful; and you will look back and wonder what happened.
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  2. Mndambala says:

    Okazi o pule, bweretsani zimagalimoto zija munalandila kuchokera ku China kuti zidzanyamule zinyalalazika tsopano kikkkkkkkkkkkkk!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1. john says:

      CONSIDER MAKING IT AN OFFENCE TO LITTER AROUND ANYHOW

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