The government has launched a massive cleanup campaign in Harare to restore the capital city to its sunshine status.

The clean up comes at a time when the city fathers are failing to come up with a lasting solution to illegal vending that has become an eye sore.

The Harare City Clean-Up Campaign attracted both the private and public sector with the national broadcaster being among the corporates.

Guest of honour, Health and Child Care Minister Dr David Parirenyatwa called on the Harare City Council to provide more ablution facilities in the city centre to cater for the growing population.

Local Government, Public Works and National Housing Minister Cde Saviour Kasukuwere challenged citizens to draw lessons from the event on the need to keep the environment clean.

He added lawlessness in cities will never be accepted.

The Minister of State for Harare Metropolitan province Cde Miriam Chikukwa advised the city fathers to consider opening formal vending markets in the city, adding that allocating the space on the outskirts of the town may promote illegal vending.

The campaign saw different organisations among them uniformed forces joining hands in cleaning the city in a development expected to instill a sense of belonging among citizens.