Ethanol distillery company PressCane Limited has announced plans to partner Chikwawa District Council to intensify the cleanup campaign in the district.
Speaking on Friday during a clean-up exercise around Chikwawa Main Market and the district hospital premises, PressCane chief human resources and administration officer Francis Mndolo said a clean environment was crucial for people’s health.
“Most of our employees come from the district. So, it is important for them to stay in a clean environment if they are to be healthy and productive,” he said.
On her part, Chikwawa district environmental officer Elina Mkandawire said the council lacks resources to implement the cleanup campaign.
“We commend PressCane for their support. We appeal to other well-wishers to support the council implement the exercise,” she said.
In his remarks, Chikwawa North legislator Owen Chomanika (Democratic Progressive Party) said he will sensitise his constituents to the need to clean their surroundings.
James Malinga, a resident who took part in the exercise, asked people in the district to avoid littering public places.
During the event, PressCane donated wheelbarrows, rakes, shovels, brooms, brushes and buckets to the district council.
President Lazarus Chakwera launched the cleanup campaign last year and dedicated second Friday of the month for the exercise.