Masvingo takes a leap towards smart environment

Roseline Mutare

MASVINGO –Masvingo Province has made significant strides in solid waste management since the launch of the National Clean Up Day by the President.

Masvingo Provincial Environmental Management Authority (EMA) education and publicity officer, Munyaradzi Mtisi told The Midweek Watch that the province has seen a remarkable improvement in waste management since the Presidential monthly clean up campaign started in 2018.

“As of the first quarter of 2024, the province achieved a remarkable 70.73% compliance rate, which has now increased to 74.2%. This upward trend is a testament to the growing awareness and ownership of environmental responsibilities among institutions and residents,” said Mtisi.

EMA has been monitoring compliance to the Presidential declaration by all waste-generating institutions in the province.

EMA clean up campaign.

“Institutions and residents have shown increased participation in National Clean Up Day, demonstrating a growing sense of environmental ownership, this upward trend indicates that Masvingo Province is moving in the right direction towards a cleaner, healthier, and more sustainable future,” he said.

“The progress made in Masvingo Province is a testament of the impact of the Presidential declaration, we are encouraged by the increasing compliance and participation, which shows that our communities are taking responsibility for their environment,” he added.

In interview with Mid-week watch, the residents of Masvingo said they are happy with the clean up in the province.

“As a resident of Masvingo, I have noticed a significant improvement in waste management, the streets are cleaner, and people are more conscious of their surroundings, It is great to see our community come together to make a positive difference. Keep up the good work, Masvingo,” said Tatenda Mashiri.

“I was impressed by the efforts of the EMA and the residents of Masvingo, the increase in compliance and participation is a testament to the power of collective action. As someone who has been involved in the National Clean Up Day initiatives, I have seen firsthand the impact it has had on our community,” said Princess Chida.

The progress made in Masvingo Province is a shining example of what can be achieved when leadership, institutions, and citizens work together towards a common goal said a worker from a leading wholesale, N. Richards, who could not be identified for professional reasons.

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