Blantyre residents have been encouraged to utilize the concrete bins placed in various places in the City if cleanliness is to be achieved.
Petroleum Importers Limited (PIL) has provided its pledge of 50 concrete bins worth K10 million in support of Keep Blantyre Clean and Green initiative according to the statement released by Blantyre City Council on Thursday.
PIL General Manager Enwell Kadango says the company has fulfilled its pledge made during the launch of the initiative.
Says Kadango: “From PIL point of view, we fill we have fulfilled our pledge. Blantyre is our City and we are happy to see the concrete bins in various streets of the City.”
“Our call to the City is to increase the frequency of bin emptying so that the refuse does not stay for too long. Currently the City refuse collection truck passes around on Friday only, this may need to be increased so that the refuse does not accumulate and overflow to the ground,” he says
“Petroleum Importers Limited is pleased to have achieved its corporate role in helping the City of Blantyre and Limbe look clean. We know there are many well-wishers out there who have also assisted Blantyre City Council in many ways and we together we can make Blantyre a clean City. The Board of Directors of PIL are expressing their gratitude for this noble work and look forward to seeing the City cleanliness improve as time goes by,” says Kadango.
Blantyre City Council has thanked Petroleum Importers Limited for their kind gesture which will go a long way in stopping littering as people will have no excuse and has promised that they will make sure the bins are emptied regularly.
“We are pleased that PIL has placed these concrete bins around our City. This is a good gesture which will go a long way in stopping littering as people will have no excuse,” says Anthony Kasunda, BCC public relations manager.
“We are consequently reminding all residents to make use of the bins and avoid throwing rubbish anyhow and that it is everybody’s responsibility to help in maintaining and improving the cleanliness of Blantyre City. On our part as a Council, we will make sure we empty the bins regularly,” he says.
The provision of the concrete bins was done under the supervision of the City Council Health Department with assistance from the building section of the Engineering Department. The bins were made by Hygiene Village Project based in Chirimba.