VP Mohadi urges private sector in the Midlands to participate in national clean-up

Vice President Kembo Mohadi has urged the private sector to work hand in hand with the government in order to effectively deal with problems related to excessive waste generation.

Addressing residents from the Midlands province and several other stakeholders at a clean-up campaign held in Gweru at the Kudzanai bus terminus on Friday, in a speech read on his behalf by the minister of state in the Vice President’s office Mr Davis Marapira, Vice President Mohadi said the private sector is responsible for the generation of a huge chunk of the country’s waste.

Vice President Mohadi said the sector thus needs to properly manage stages which include the generation of waste down to its proper disposal.

He added that it was important for the Environmental Management Agency EMA to collaborate with the Zimbabwe Republic Police and ensure that both businesses and individuals comply with the country’s waste management regulations.

In attendance at the clean-up campaign were the deputy mayor of Gweru Councillor Cleopas Shiri, minister of state for Midlands provincial affairs Senator Larry Mavima and ministry of defense and war veterans minister Victor Matemadanda.

Other stakeholders which were present include Gweru City Council, EMA, Midlands State University, Mkoba Teachers College, Gweru Polytechnic and several primary and high schools among others.

The national clean-up campaign is carried out on the first Friday of every month, as set by President Emmerson Mnangagwa last year in November.