By Lily Kampani
Lilongwe, December 11, Mana: President Dr Lazarus Chakwera on Friday joined civil servants at Capital Hill in Lilongwe for a clean-up exercise of the office surrounding with a commitment to ensuring that the country is a clean place to live in.
The cleanup exercise follows the launch of the clean-up initiative at Chinsapo in Lilongwe last month where the President pledged for continued clean up activities throughout the country.
President Chakwera said cleanliness starts where an individual lives hence it is important to keep surroundings clean.
“Decisions and policies need to be made in a clean environment so that we have fresh air, green lands and a perspective that says what starts here must reverberate throughout the nation. Let us have our country as a clean place to live in,” he said.
The president said the commitment to the clean-up exercise is to help build a Malawi everyone can be proud of because that is taking care of our environment.
“We are doing ourselves and the next generation a favor by taking better care our environment and not destroying it. Let us make sure the environment we operate is not an environment that encourages us to get diseases but be healthy,” said President Chakwera.
The national clean-up day will be on the second Friday of every month under the theme 2A clean environment, my right, and my responsibility2.