Information Minister, Moses Kunkuyu, on Saturday joined the Orange Partners (OP); a youth grouping of the ruling People’s Party in a cleaning exercise at the Civic Centre Park in Blantyre.
The event was organized as part of World Environmental Day commemorations which fall annually on 5 June, the same day Orange Partners was formed in 2011.
Speaking to Nyasa Times, Kunkuyu saluted the Orange Partners for taking a lead in sensitizing the masses on environmental protection.
He called upon all young people to emulate the good gesture and be responsible in conserving the environment.
Kunkuyu further urged Malawians to refrain from the habit of dumping waste irresponsibly.
“People should have the courtesy of disposing waste in proper dumping sites,” said the minister
Blantyre City Assembly Parks Officer, Stanley Kamtsitsi also thanked the young people for showing sense of responsibility and urged them to continue with such initiatives.
Kamtsitsi however hinted that there is a need for young professionals of various trades to come together and help save the environment.
“Environment is a diverse subject hence the need for everybody to participate in protecting it, we need people to help sensitize the communities on dangers of environmental degradation,” said Kamtsitsi
After the cleaning exercise, the OP members gathered together in the presence of media and brainstormed a number of ideas on how best they can help protect the environment among which was lobbying government to revamp the National Youth Week.
Some OP members were at the event seen wearing old primary school uniforms, bringing back old memories of youth week.
The group’s National Coordinator Chikavu Nyirenda said, as young professional’s they have decided to have environmental protection as one their key activities every year.
Nyirenda said his group is organizing various sensitization programs on environment protection for both the rural and urban areas.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :