Masvingo City Council in conjunction with the Masvingo Business Community joined the rest of the country in undertaking a massive clean up exercise early this morning in Rujeko Suburb creating an awareness on litter menace, inculcating the habit of cleanliness and planted more trees at Rujeko Secondary School.
The exercise which was led by His Worship, the Mayor, Cllr C. Maboke and Town Clerk, Eng Edward Mukaratirwa, was done to rid the residential suburb of filth and to complement His Excellency the President’s vision and efforts to make Zimbabwe the cleanest country in Africa.
The clean-up exercise which attracted a large number of people who participated in weeding and sweeping of the environment saw all the councillors plant trees at the school.
In his address at the close of the clean-up exercise, His Worship, the Mayor thanked all participants for coming in their numbers to support such a good cause, he mentioned that cleanliness promotes investment to the city and for that it was necessary to keep the environments clean. He said a clean environment breeds healthy people and healthy people become productive in the socio-economic life in a nation and urged all not to make the exercise a one-day wonder.
Participants were advised against dumping of refuse indiscriminately and were also urged all and sundry to be regular participants in all clean up exercises.