Mayor for Malawi’s Commercial City, Blantyre Noel Chalamanda, together with his councillors, will officially roll out ‘Clean and Make Blantyre Green’ campaign on November 1.
The campaign, according to Chalamanda, will start with a whistle-stop tour in some Wards in the city where the Mayor and the councillors would be introduced to the constituents before cleaning activities in some markets, hospitals and other public resources.
After whistle-stop tour, Chalamanda will hold the “Mayor’s Ball” at Mount Soche Hotel.
First Lady Gertrude Mutharika is also expected to grace the “Mayor’s Ball” as Guest of Honour.
Chalamanda said the whistle-stop tour will offer them an opportunity to interact with the people let alone getting to know what they should be done in this clean and make Blantyre green campaign.
“The Mayor’s Ball will help us fundraise so that we have resources to sustain the campaign. We don’t want to start something and after a week or so it is abandoned,” said Chalamanda.
He further said the Mayor’s Ball will also give him platform to engage and interact with all ket stakeholders, who are vital to the viability and success of the campaign.
The initiative has put together a team of professionals and business persons that will voluntary work with the Blantyre City Assembly management team to drive the initiative.
Continental Outdoor Media is among the organizations that have joined the campaign, and General Manager Khwesi Msusa, said it was high time “we make our city clean and green”.