Littering remains a major challenge in the border town of Beitbridge, which is the fastest growing town in Matabeleland South Province, and the Environmental Management Agency (EMA) has challenged all residents to refrain from the bad habit.
It has been observed that although the hustling city is always a hive of activity, as people go about their day-to-day activities, however, the litter catches the eye as papers are scattered all over the place, defacing the town.
EMA believes that the chief culprits are the travellers, locals in the high density suburbs and informal traders who have flooded the city in search of lucrative business.
In response, the EMA Beitbridge officer, Mrs Nompumelelo Chigwinya said the current situation cannot be tolerated and has demanded a different culture.
“The situation cannot be tolerated and as EMA we are enforcing the laws to protect the environment from pollution and we are determined to continue doing so. We are also calling on people to use designated litter disposal points,” she said.
Mrs Chigwinya added that in line with President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s clarion call to keep the environment clean, the Beitbridge community must love their town and keep it clean always in line with the national values of cleanliness.