Chakwera talks tough on clean Malawi: Chilima promotes sanitation

President Lazarus Chakwera on Friday joined civil servants at Capital Hill in Lilongwe for a clean-up exercise of the office surrounding with a commitment to ensuring that the country is a clean place to live in.

Chilima s urges Malawians to sweep and clean their homes, workplaces and other community surroundings ever y second Friday in a month.
Chilima leads the campaign  in Dowa and says it will bring a mindset change where all citizens will consistently avoid being polluters of the environment.

The cleanup exercise follows the launch of the clean-up initiative at Chinsapo in Lilongwe last month where the President pledged for continued clean up activities throughout the country.

President Chakwera said cleanliness starts where an individual lives hence it is important to keep surroundings clean.

“Decisions and policies need to be made in a clean environment so that we have fresh air, green lands and a perspective that says what starts here must reverberate throughout the nation. Let us have our country as a clean place to live in,” he said.

The President said the commitment to the clean-up exercise is to help build a Malawi everyone can be proud of because that is taking care of our environment.

“We are doing ourselves and the next generation a favor by taking better care our environment and not destroying it. Let us make sure the environment we operate is not an environment that encourages us to get diseases but be healthy,” said President Chakwera.

Vice President Saulos Klaus Chilima speaking at Dowa community center ground after attending the National Clean – Up Day Initiative for the district, said Malawians must now learn that dumped solid wastes can be used for fertilizers and gas making for them to make money out of it.

He said now that the country is in the rainy season, good hygienic measures will help the communities prevent themselves from contacting diseases which can be preventable such as cholera.

The Vice-President, therefore, advised Malawians never to get tired of taking care of their surroundings, saying this is the basis of keeping their environment clean.

Chilima also urged them that after sweeping and cleaning their surroundings, they should keep their hearts clean as well to remove envy and jealousy which are enemies of development derailing Malawi to be more beautiful than before.

He urged Malawians to start digging rubbish pits for waste saying they will be using it for manure in their gardens and others would be coming to buy the wastes for fertilizers and making gas for cooking, saying in this way, Malawi will not lag behind in development.

“Other countries are turning wastes into fertilizers and gas for cooking, the people of Dowa can now be making their own fertilizers and label it, made in Dowa,” said Chilima amid laughter.

The Vice President said some people have modified a technology of turning wastes particularly those with plastic ones for molding bricks, saying this is a good initiative for the country but, they should wait until certification.

Dowa District Council launched the first National Clean –Up Day Initiative at Mponela trading center last month following a National launch by Chakwera on 13, November 2020 at Chinsapo in Lilongwe distric

The national clean-up day will be on the second Friday of every month under the theme 2A clean environment, my right, and my responsibility.

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Benjones87
Benjones87
7 months ago

Come to makheta for this clean up exercise. You will vomit

Mbwenu Naluta
Mbwenu Naluta
7 months ago

Dreaming in colours is not prohibited, what matters is that the dream itself has to be achievable and believable. Many times I have had reservations when it comes to assuring and promising innocent Malawians the moon without first of all providing them a vessel to take them to the moon. Here Chilima is lying to Mponela locals that they can start producing their own fertilisers before establishing the means as to how fertiliser production will be achieved and how. Not long ago he talked about establishment of mega-farms in every district, which apparently only required land and farming implements which… Read more »

Segwe
Segwe
7 months ago

No matter how many white coats younmay put on you can not tell munthu woti ali ndi njala clean up the mess.

Address real issues unemployment,hunger diseases,sexual immorrality ,empowering tge youth.

ERUTU
ERUTU
7 months ago

Good Initiative 🇲🇼

Herb
Herb
7 months ago

Bwana first things first. Focus on what you promised Malawians. AIP is failing. Even if it means weekly progress meetings on it pangani. It’s sad that other people will soon be banding their fields yet others are yet to recieve theirs

H j k
H j k
7 months ago

Sure we need a clean country

Moqtadar al Sadir
7 months ago

There’s a lot of civic education to be done even among the educated. People must stop throwing plastic papers and bottles anywhere. The councils must be engage an extra gear when it comes to waste management. They should start collecting city rates from each and every house in towns and cities. Start from zero and don’t bring rates in arrears. They scare people. The Department of Environmental Affairs is sleeping on their jobs and are being paid for doing nothing. All they like is attend meetings abroad. Otherwise the efforts done by Chakwera and Chilima will not bear fruits.

Yabooka
7 months ago

Makosanawa asowa chochita eti! I see vendors sweeping their surroundings every morning before sunrise! Some guards(alonda) even start sweeping their surroundings at 0400hrs (4am!)….I see them. Let’s stop this nonsense about keeping our surroundings clean! We already do. There are better programs that can change this country! Like opening a factory to produce condoms for us and EXPORT!

Manyalira Mhone
7 months ago

Kkkkkk. Koma mdala uyu with his talk show presidency! 😂😂😂

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