THE GWERU City Council yesterday received a donation of 5 000 bin bags for motorists from the Proudly Zimbabwean Foundation in a bid to eradicate littering.
The bin bags were handed over to Gweru mayor Hamutendi Kombayi by Proudly Zimbabwean Foundation executive trustee Fungai Chiposi who said they were meant to ensure that vehicle users did not throw rubbish out through car windows. Accepting the donation, Kombayi said his council was committed to running an efficient waste management strategy to keep Gweru clean and by turning it into a first-class city.
Chiposi said his organisation would cover 1 000km and pass through all cities in the country raising awareness on the need to maintain a litter-free environment.
“The 1 000km Green Walkathon team started its walk on the 26th of February this year in Plumtree. We have passed through Bulawayo and today (Wednesday) we are in Gweru.
“We will pass through Shurugwi, Masvingo and Mutare until we reach the capital Harare on the 5th of April,” Chiposi said.
In a speech read on his behalf, Midlands Provincial Affairs minister Jason Machaya challenged youths to champion litter eradication to make a proud, clean Zimbabwe.