Minister Tembo supports Kamtoletole project for clean environment

Minister of Forestry and Natural Resources Nancy Tembo has thrown her full weight of support to  Lilongwe-based Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) called Save the Future Foundation in  conserving environment through Kamtoletole Project.

Tembo carrying a shovel of waste as she advocates clean environemet.-Photo by Daniel Namwini
Kamtoletole: Minister Nancy Tembo engaged residents in Area 22 in Lilongwe on proper waste management.-Photo by Daniel Namwini
Area 22 bridge after clean up waste.-Photo by Daniel Namwini

Teembo,  who is also Lilongwe City South West Constituency member of Parliament, launched the project on Saturday  in Area 22 o.

“As an MP for this constituency, I will engage community members, traditional leaders and faith based organizations to join the organization in sensitize people on how to manage their waste,” she said.

Tembo requested traditional leaders to put waste management by-laws so that they could avoid poor waste management practices done by community members in the constituency.

Executive Director of the organization, Maloto Chinkombero said Kamtoletole project is a strategic clean-up campaign “aiming at improving waste management though collecting wastes and civic educating people on how and why they should manage their wastes well without harming the environment.”

Chinkombero pointed out that the initiative would run from August to December 31, 2020, and it would target communities such as Area 22, 24 and other surrounding areas in the district.

He said the organization embarked on Kamtoletole Project in Lilongwe City so that it could assist the Council to fight against poor waste management.

The Executive Director appealed to private and public sectors and corporate world to support the initiative financially since the project has no funding.

Group Village headman, Matiki in Area 24 said they would organize a meeting with community members to make by-laws for those that would be found disposing waste in River banks so that they could reduce poor waste disposal in their areas.

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William Chirwa
9 months ago

Time for volunteer work is gone for good in Malawi people are always asking what to I get after work? Do the best you could have done Hon. Minister is to create non permanent vacancies in your ministry to tackle the waste and pollution of plastics in our country. Make a suggestion to the VP of employing say 100 people per constituency who will be paid the minimum govt wage which translates into 193,000 people and K700,000,000.00 per month for 12 months that’s 9 billion.Far lessthan what you say people were stealing. The 1 miilionjoba can be created using this… Read more »

bishop
bishop
9 months ago
Reply to  William Chirwa

mukunena zoona.even kudzala mitengo mmbali mwashire or kutapita president ndani mungamuuze azizala mitengo ulere mmalo mosaka chakudya or atadzala mitengo yo azithilila ndani

Grey hair
Grey hair
9 months ago

Thats part of 1 million jobs, employe people to do those jobs and get paid

Hello!!!
Hello!!!
9 months ago

Good gesture Hon. Minister and Kamtoletole Project. Suggestions to you Hon. Minister: 1) Your constituency has a dumpster (Mtaya) which is poorly managed by Lilongwe City Council to an extent of having waste being dumped along and on the road connecting 6 Miles to Area 23. Consider relocating the dumpster to the outskirts of the City and the City needs to properly manage the new facility wherever it will be. 2) Draft a law for parliament to deliberate on that makes careless dumping of waste in the country illegal. Such careless dumping includes throwing trash from vehicles by passengers and… Read more »

ERUTU
ERUTU
9 months ago
Reply to  Hello!!!

Good suggestions indeed Hello!!!

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