The government has implored corporates and communities to promote sustainable waste management practices to ensure cities and towns are clean.

Business came to a standstill in Mt Darwin as stakeholders embarked on massive clean-up campaign at the business centre.

Officials from the Environmental Management Agency (EMA), Pfura Rural District Council, uniformed forces, communities and inmates were part of the exercise amid calls for sustainable waste management practices for clean environment.

EMA Provincial Manager Mr Robert Rwafa called upon stakeholders to take responsibility on ensuring a clean environment which reduces diseases.

Most cities and towns have lost their glitter owing to massive littering which local authorities are failing to deal with.

A collective effort is envisaged to ensure the environment is clean for the good of communities.