Blantyre City Council (BCC) Mayor Noel Chalamanda’s Keep Blantyre City Clean and Green initiative has received a boost of K2 million from Puma Energy Malawi Limited.
The money is aimed at helping the initiative carry out its activities in restoring the beauty of the commercial city.
Speaking when he received the money over the weekend, Chalamanda said the donation will be used to buy fuel for BCC’s vehicles which go around collecting garbage in the city.
He said: “Now that the rains have started, Blantyre City Council also plans to engage in a tree planting exercise which will also require support from the corporate world and other well wishers. In this exercise, we are not only planting trees, but the council will also ensure that there is sustainability of the planted trees.”
In his remarks during the ceremony, Puma sales and marketing manager Joseph Chafumuka said the campaign to keep Blantyre clean and green is a positive initiative that needs to be supported, hence, his company’s gesture to the council.
“Puma is committed to partnering with Blantyre City Council on projects to uplift the city, however, vandalism remains the greatest set back to beautifying Blantyre again,” said Chafumuka.
The initiative was launched on November 1 2014 and projects included rehabilitating of sewerage system, cleaning rivers and managing waste as well as promoting of the planting of trees in river banks and hills and flowers along streets and roundabouts of the city. n