handwashing logo.jpgChildren who took part at this year’s Global Hand Washing Day in the capital have taken a swipe at the city fathers for failing to provide running water which is a basic need.

14 October marks the Global Hand Washing Day aimed at increasing awareness of the importance of hand washing using soaps or ash as an effective and affordable way to prevent diseases.

Commemorations to mark the day were held in Budiriro and saw young children demonstrating how hands should be washed.

Some of the children took a swipe at the system that is failing to avail water which is one of the basic needs.

In a speech read on his behalf by the Acting Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health and Child Welfare, Dr Portia Manangazira, Dr Henry Madzorera said people should not give excuses over the issue of washing hands but do it for their own safety.

This year’s commemorations saw children being agents of change in communities for good practices of hygiene.

Young Patrick Makuwe from Budiriro 3 Primary School took time to recite a poem for tolerance towards children.