People in Mwanza will from February 8 undertake a cleaning exercise as part of the resolutions made during a district development fund (DDF) meeting held last Wednesday.
The meeting decried the fact that the district has no dumpsite.
The meeting that brought together stakeholders, including members of Parliament (MPs), councillors and district authorities, discussed issues affecting the district and mapped the way forward.
Mwanza District Council works and development committee chairperson, Godfrey Zamaheya, said it was sad that the district has no dumping site.
He said the meeting agreed to hold a week-long cleaning exercise to clear the mess.
Said Zamaheya: “After noticing the litter in the district, we have agreed to hold a week-long cleaning exercise.”
Speaking during the same meeting, Mwanza Central MP Davis Katsonga encouraged farmers in the district to intensify the green belt initiative, saying the district can achieve food security through irrigation farming.
“Irrigation farming is the only solution to hunger problems the country is facing. As government, we have to intensify this type of farming.
“We are calling all farmers in the district and Malawi as a whole to intensify irrigation farming contrary to some critics that say irrigation cannot work in Malawi,” he said.
District commissioner (DC) Gift Lapozo cleared the misconception on Farm Input Subsidy Progarmme (Fisp), saying it was meant to assist the less privileged people in the country not everybody.