Government to make clean up campaign Compulsory

Written by on October 6, 2023

By Andile Mvundla


The government of Zimbabwe is set to make the National Clean Up Campaign compulsory for Ministries, Local Authorities as well as the business sectors such as vendors in an attempt to curb solid waste management in the country.

This comes after the government noted the growing mismanagement of solid waste collection and disposal by local authorities which is said to have left the country in a deplorable state of cleanliness.

Speaking in the Post Cabinet briefing yesterday, Minister of Information,Publicity and Broadcasting services Jenfan Muswere said that the government is set to roll out a statutory instrument to make the National Clean Up Programme compulsory for Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies, Local Authorities, the business sector, vendors, retailers and manufacturers measures to curb accumulation of waste.

He further added that Local Authorities should localise the SI in which it should be guided by relevant by-laws.

The National Clean Up Campaign was introduced back in 2018 in Zimbabwe as part of the measures to curb waste management and disposal particularly in the urban areas in the country.


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