Famous apostolic sect leader in Chitungwiza Madzibaba Stephen yesterday responded to a call by the City of Harare over littering which had become rampant in the dormitory town. This is in line with the city’s efforts to expand its initiatives on anti-littering in the Harare Metropolitan Province.
The campaign that was organised by Madzibaba Stephen and his congregants covered Zengeza 2 Shopping Centre and some surrounding areas. In an interview with The Herald, Harare City Council’s public relations manager Mr Michael Chideme said council was using all avenues available to reach to residents to ensure that the capital is clean.
“We are using all avenues to reach out to the residents and we have a programme to catch them young, where we do school educational visits on anti-littering. We are also going to churches and involve them in clean-ups. We have also used social media to educate them and I must say this programme is going well,” said Mr Chideme.
Madzibaba Stephen said as a church, they took it upon themselves to clean the environment in which they reside.
“We are happy to be part of this initiative because as a church, we also strive for cleanliness within our environs. Cleaning a shopping centre is a good gesture because many people always enjoy doing shopping in a clean environment. This is also part of our social responsibility as a church after authorities came to our church with the call to be engaged in clean-up campaigns,” he said.