Malswitch has donated K300,000 to the Keep Blantyre Clean and Green campaign which Blantyre City Mayor Noel Chalamanda launched two weeks ago.
Malswitch Chief Executive Officer Andy Kamkwalala said Malswitch decided to make the donation because it is time that Malawians take citizenry and society responsibilities into their own hands.
“As Malswitch, we have a history of keeping our city clean. We have had collaboration with the Blantyre City Assembly before, we put refuse dumps along Victoria Avenue and other parts of the city and this was our early efforts to try and demonstrate that corporate institutions can lead the way to have a clean city,” said Kamkwalala.
“This is an effort that we would like to be associated with,” added Kamkwalala.
Chairman of the Keep Blantyre Clean and Green Committee Chairman Khwesi Msusa thanked Malswitch for the donation and asked the company to come on board to share ideas on what they can do to make Blantyre clean and green.
“Our approach is that we are not only looking for financial resources, we are also looking at people like yourselves to come and join us and share ideas n what we can do for our city. So you are free to choose any member of staff to be in our committee,” said Msusa.
He said the committee has been tasked to raise about K106 million for various activities to make Blantyre clean and green.
The committee’s Chairman of Resource Mobilisation Wilkins Mijiga said it is encouraging that most corporate are supporting the campaign and asked other companies and individuals to join in the campaign.