Find Your Feet in conjunction with Church of Central Africa Presbyterian (CCAP) Synod of Livingstonia’s Church and Society has donated wheelbarrows, shovels and gumboots to Mzuzu City Council to support its clean-up campaign.
The donation follows growing concerns of poor waste management in the city.
In an interview, Church and Society executive director Moses Mkandawire asked residents to refrain from littering the city.
However, he proposed for the review of the country’s curriculum to include cleanliness, hygiene and waste management as a subject.
“What we need is mindset change. To achieve this, we should train children in cleanliness, hygiene and waste management in schools,” said Mkandawire.
In a separate interview, Mzuzu City deputy mayor Gift Nyirenda said keeping the city clean has been a challenge because most residents do not take responsibility in keeping it clean.
He said: “Even if we clean up the city today, by tomorrow, trash will be all over again.
“We need to change our mindset and not expect the city authorities to do everything for us.”
The materials, worth K9 million, will be distributed in the city’s 15 wards.