The government has embarked on a programme to remove all illegal dumpsites across the country in a bid to keep the environment clean and prevent the outbreak of diseases such as cholera and typhoid.
This was revealed by Environment, Climate and Tourism Minister Nqobizitha Mangaliso Ndlovu during a national clean-up campaign spearheaded by President Emmerson Mnangagwa in Kuwadzana, Harare on Friday. He said:
Your Excellency, we want you to know that as a ministry we have embarked on a national programme to eradicate all illegal dumpsites in the country so that our nation becomes clean.
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The programme will see all illegal dumpsites cleared and bins put at designated points so that we keep our towns and cities clean.
Ndlovu added that the clean-up campaigns will soon be devolved to all provinces.
On 5 December 2018, President Mnangagwa declared the first Friday of each calendar month, the National Environment Cleaning Day.