Poly launches hygiene promotion: Councillor Chirambo hail students in keeping Blantyre City clean

Student of the Polytechnic College of the University of Malawi have launched a campaign against unhygienic practices in the Blantyre City.

Cllr Chirambo

Cllr Chirambo

The launch took place on Thursday at the Blantyre Market where the guest of honour was the Mayor of the city of Blantyre, Noel Chalamanda who was represented by Councilor, Gertrude Chirambo.

Speaking at the event, Councilor Chirambo said the campaign against unhygienic practices in Blantyre City will reduce diseases that are caused by poor hygiene practices.

She hailed the polytechnic students for taking part in making the Blantyre City a better place to live saying this would encourage youths in Blantyre and the entire country to take part in promotion of hygiene.

“For this country to develop the youths have to play their rightful role because they have more energy than old people,” said Chirambo.

“All Malawians should work hard in beautifying their country as the First Lady of this country is advocating.

“Mayor of the city of Blantyre Noel Chalamanda is working hard to make the city of Blantyre clean and he was very excited with the invitation to be at the event but he was busy with other equally important engagements, hence my presence here,” she  explained.

At the event, Polytechnic students swept at the market and provided civic education to members of Blantyre City to always be smart, clean and make sure that the city is clean too.

One of the fourth year students at the Polytechnic, Davie Jiva said educated people should use the knowledge they acquire to promote the development of the country.

“’There are many educated people in the country but they do not contribute considerably to the development of the country, which is why Malawi is not developing as it should,” he observed.

Jiva noted that if all educated people in the country were contributing as much as they should to the development of the country, Malawi could have been somewhere.

He has since encouraged fellow students in various colleges in the country to use any skill they acquire in their field of study for the development of the country.

The Fourth year student said; “Educated people should be role models in their community so that people should see the benefit of higher education.”

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