Mchinji Shadow MP  leads businesspersons in a clean-up exercise

By Winfrida Kamwana

Shadow Member of Parliament (MP) for Mchinji West Constituency, Dr. John Paul, has called upon Mchinji citizens, especially those conducting their businesses in the main market, to always observe hygiene as a way of keeping the district clean.

The call was made during a clean-up exercise introduced by the shadow MP, which partly served as a continuation of the clean-up exercise that President Lazarus Chakwera launched in the country.

Dr John Paul

“Introducing this clean-up exercise is one way of reminding people that no one will come to take care of our surroundings except us; thus, there is a need to take ownership and responsibility by making sure we are living in a hygienic environment,” he explained.
He stated that people need to take extra care because the district is close to Zambia, which is battling Cholera at the moment, and leaving garbage in the streets without properly disposing of it exposes people to such diseases.

Chairperson for Mchinji Market, Petulo Njolomole, said this exercise will help keep their business places clean and attractive to customers.

“We appreciate this exercise because not only will it help keep our surrounding clean but also help us understand the role of taking ownership and taking responsibility in handling hygiene issues in the market,” said Njolomole.

Njolomole appreciated Paul for providing them with 20 bins stating that these will be placed in the right places.
He, therefore, urged people to use them and not litter anyhow.
The clean-up exercise will take place around Mchinji market for not less than five days and some of the youths from Traditional Authority Nyoka, Zulu and Mlonyeni have joined the exercise.