BULAWAYO City Council in partnership with the business community, civil society organisations and the government have come up with an initiative to clean the city in an effort to return it to its glory days as one of the cleanest cities on the continent.
The initiative, under the banner of Bulawayo Solid Waste Improvement Platform (B-SWIP), will be launched on Saturday at the Bulawayo Large City Hall car park.
Speaking to Southern Eye B-SWIP chairperson Sarah Nyathi said they had realised that the city council could not win the war of cleaning the city alone.
“We as citizens of Bulawayo joined forces with the Bulawayo City Council as we realised that on their own they were doomed to fail,” she said.
“The city council could not do it alone and we really needed each other.”
Nyathi said a clean-up campaign would be conducted after the launch of the platform.
“We have sent out various invitations to stakeholders, churches and non-governmental organisations to witness the event,” she said.
“The clean-up campaign will be conducted throughout the city of Bulawayo.”
Bulawayo mayor Martin Moyo is expected to attend the launch.
B-SWIP vice-chairperson Stephen Guwa urged Bulawayo residents to come in numbers for the clean-up campaign.
“We are sending out invitations to the citizens of Bulawayo to come and join us in making Bulawayo clean,” he urged.
“This is the first series of events to restore the city to its glory. More events are yet to come.”
Moyo urged businesses to support B-SWIP programmes.