President Mnangagwa yesterday declared the first Friday of each calendar month, the National Environment Cleaning Day.
He made the declaration as he officially launched the national clean-up campaign in Harare and signed a declaration to this endeavour. The national environmental cleaning across the country will be carried out between 8am and 10am. Mnangagwa said Government had set aside December 5 of every year to plant trees countrywide and to remind each other the importance of keeping the environment clean. He urged unity and harmony to keep the environment clean. Said Mnangagwa:
Let us be united. Let us love peace. Let us love harmony. Let us work together. Let us clean our nation, clean our environment together. Let us be together in broad daylight, at night, during challenges and let us be together. Gore renzara takabatana, gore remaguta takabatana, gore resarudzo takabatana. The world we live in is deteriorating rapidly due to the dire consequences of climate change which manifest as floods, heat waves, diseases, water and air pollution, land degradation and desertification among other challenges.