Lilongwe City Council (LCC) Mayor Desmond Bikoko on Thursday engaged the city residents and people who ply their businesses at Bwalolanjovu along the M1 Road in Lilongwe Old Town in a clean-up campaign.
In an interview, Bikoko said the campaign seeks to make the city of Lilongwe clean by involving residents of various locations in the exercise.
“This is in line with the Keep Lilongwe Clean and Green Campaign we launched last year aimed at taking on board all residents of Lilongwe in keeping the city green and clean. Every two weeks, the campaign will be rotating to other areas. We want to lead by example so that the people should learn from us, their leaders,” said the Mayor.
He also said the city has new bylaws which will ensure the whole city is kept clean.
“These new bylaws will help enforce those people who have the tendency of just littering anywhere to stop these irresponsible practices. But as of now since the law is not yet passed, it sometimes becomes hard for us to stop them,” explained Bikoko.
The mayor was joined by LCC chief executive officer Moza Zeleza, other LCC staff and councillors.
Zeleza revealed that the LCC is also planning to enforce a law that every shop should have a dust bin. n