Go Green Malawi cleans up Nkhata Bay market
Go Green Malawi, a non-governmental organization, on Friday cleaned up Nkhata Bay Main Market as one way of complementing government's efforts to keep the environment clean.
The organization’s Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, Francisco Mbotwa, said the exercise was part of the National Clean-Up Campaign initiated by President Lazarus Chakwera.
According to Mbotwa, everyone must be responsible enough to manage waste as it is not the duty of environmental stakeholders only.
The clean up exercise was also joined by primary school students
“We need to support city and local councils in waste management in order to have clean public markets,” he said.
Mbotwa also called on people in the country to avoid dumping thin plastics anyhow, saying the act poses a major threat to the environment.
“Thin plastics can damage our environment as they take long time to decompose. This can put our health at risk,” he said.
The cleaned Nkhata Bay market
“Soon, we will embark on an environmental awareness campaign which will target learners in various schools. This will also be one way of containing Cholera,” he added.
The clean-up exercise was done jointly with Mayoka Village Lodge, learners from Kalambwe Primary School, St. Maria Goretti Primary School, St. Joseph Primary School and some students from Denmark.