Harare’s status as the ‘Sunshine City’ was as a result of a number of factors particularly cleanliness.
However, the city is now struggling to keep the central business district as well as residential arrears litter free.
For the citizens of the capital the solution to keeping the city clean are concerted efforts by stakeholders.
The City of Harare recently unveiled a consignment of 30 refuse collection trucks and a donation of 1000 litter bins from a local telecommunications to assist with refuse collection are some of the steps towards achieving the ‘Sunshine City’ feat.
Entrepreneur Loice Magweba who marshaled resources for the clean-up campaign in Braeside, Arcadia and Cranborne, said the city’s sunshine status can be restored.
Mrs Magweba noted that cleanliness starts at the household level and must translate into a nation that shuns litter.
Meanwhile, in Warren Park area, Apostolic Faith Mission (AFM) was also having a clean-up campaign in preparation for a crusade and the residents applauded the church for giving back to the community.
AFM Pastor Patrice Zhakata noted that the cleanliness is one of the characteristics of a Christian.
While Harare has set 2025 as the year it will attain world class city status, more needs to be done to reach this target.