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Warren Park Residents Clean Up Campaign


By Elizabeth Nyaguyo

Warren Park D residents on Tuesday joined hands to clean up the suburb in an effort to keep their territory clean.


The first port of call for the cleaning exercise was a the illegal dumpsite which residents had resorted to using as garbage remains uncollected for long periods of time.



Residents who participated in the cleaning exercise who spoke to Sly Media News said they had grown tired of waiting for City of Harare to do its duty and collect garbage.




“The heaps of litter continued grow and so l spoke to my neighbors so we could work together to clean the place for our own good since the City Council has neglected its duty,” said Mary Mwenewazvo.



Another resident Robert Muchenje said, “Though I do not stay near the dump site I know the consequences of living near garbage so I decided to work with others so as to help them.”



Makaita Chemimvuri said the dumpsite had become a breeding place for mosquitoes. “Mosquitoes are now a nuisance has been especially given that it has been raining,” she said.



A resident identified as Muchaneta said she had been discouraged by others to participate in the cleanup since she was a tenant but had ignored them.



“Some people asked me not to volunteer to work at the dumpsite but I did not listen to them because I am doing this because of my health is also at risk and cleaning the area reduces the spread of diseases,” she said.



Another resident Yemurai Madondo said that she was part of the clean up because she wanted children to have a safe play area.




“Our children are our first priority we cannot sit and fold hands watching them playing with litter so we decided to clean the place for them to play during weekends.”




Residents had to make time from their busy schedules to participate in the cleanup exercise.



“ I am a car owner and it was difficult for me to pass to my house with a car as the litter was covering the road so today I take this opportunity to clean with others for my own good,” said Desmond Muzembe


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