Ministry of Health commends Lilongwe City Council for clean up exercise

The Ministry of Health and Population has commended the clean up exercise which is being carried out by the Lilongwe City Council (LCC) in the markets and streets around Lilongwe city.

Some of the city workers cleaning the garbage

Kunje: We want to keep Lilongwe city clean

LCC embarked on a clean-up campaign from October 24, 2018 scheduled to run until November 17, 2018 targeting to clean public places including; markets and streets within the city of Lilongwe.

Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Health and Population, Dan Namarika said in an interview that the clean up exercise has come in right time as we are approaching rainy season where disease outbreaks are rampant.

“As the ministry we are appreciating the clean up initiative which Lilongwe City Council has embarked in the city of Lilongwe, this will help to reduce the outbreak of diseases such as cholera and typhoid which comes due to lack of sanitation mainly in rainy season and is difficult to manage especially in the cities,” said Namarika.

He added that his ministry has embarked on working together with the councils in promoting good sanitation in the country, and he said that recently they visited Zomba City Council where they discussed issues concerning endorsement of good sanitation in the cities of the country.

According to Namarika, councils have the power to promote good sanitation in the country saying that they have the authority to mobilize people including; politicians, Civil Society Organizations and locals to come together and embark on cleaning their cities.

He also said that, his ministry is setting up to be rewarding city councils that are doing well in promoting good sanitation in their cities.

“As the ministry we are planning to be recognizing the councils that are doing well in promoting sanitation in markets and streets around their cities as one way of appreciating their efforts,” he revealed.

Deputy Director of Health for Cleaning Services under Lilongwe City Council, Catherine Kunje said that, her council has managed to clean more than 10 markets which include; Phwetekere, Biwi, Ngwenya, Lumbadzi and Majiga markets.

The motive for LCC to embark on cleaning exercise is to keep the city of Lilongwe clean and disease free towards the rainy season, the council conducts the cleaning campaign annually.

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ife a malawi timaganiza kuti wolembedwa ncito ndi ya mu ofesi yokha. ndalama zathu za misonkho ncito yake ndiimeneyitu kulemba anthu ncito to keep the so called ” CITY” just a mimick of a city. si trading centre iyi. pa so called city centre tikadadumphabe ngalande. every corner is full of SHIT manyi aanthu.. think of of the road from shorite to the so called ku city centre.. so SHAMEFUL after 54 years. basi koma kumangowerenga ma SPEECH. SHAME SHAME SHAME. Anthu wamba amaika mbale ya cithandizo nkumakoza nseu. imagine kumakwilila ma potholes munthu atabweretsa wheelbarrow ndi fosholo,khasu,pick za kunyumba… Read more »

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Thanks for a job well done. My advise is that the exercise should be ongoing and let’s create city bye-laws of not dumping waste anyhow. Punishable by a fine which the Councillors can agree on and this can be meted out by LL City rangers.

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ALL OUR SURROUNDINGS REQUIRE REGULAR CLEAN UPS —NOT ONLY CITY CENTRES –EVEN OUR LOCATIONS TOO– THOSE RESPONSIBLE SHOULD EMPLOY ADEQUATE STAFF CAPABLE OF DOING THESE CLEANUPS —

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