Malawi’s vice-president Saulos Chilima has urged citizens the citizens to avoid littering anyhow and maintain good hygienic lifestyles.
He disclosed this on Friday during the Clean-up initiative to Blantyre city.
According to him as quoted, Let us all embrace this exercise. Let us clean our surroundings. Let us avoid littering anyhow. As they say, cleanliness is next to godliness.
“Waste management has become a huge challenge of our time especially in towns, major trading centers, market centers and even in our homes.
“Statistically, on average Malawi generates an estimated 0.5 Kgs of waste per person per day, which translates to 633 fifteen-ton vehicles of waste being produced every day.
“In cities the problem is even worse. For example, Lilongwe City alone generates about 500 metric tons of waste (33 fifteen tone lorries) per day while Blantyre City produces about 450 tons of waste (30 fifteen tonne lorries) per day.
“Given the prevailing poor waste management in the country, such statistics remain a matter of grave concern.
“Let us join hands to develop and clean our country, he urged.