Bus operators, conductors, drivers and rank controllers operating at Mbare bus terminus have pledged to keep their environment clean. This follows a clean-up exercise conducted by the First Lady Amai Auxillia Mnangagwa this Friday at the bus terminus.

The National Drivers Association (NDA) led by their Patron, Amai Auxillia Mnangagwa this Friday broke away from the norm of cleaning the environment on the first Friday of the month and embarked on a clean-up exercise at Mbare bus terminus.

“Let’s keep our environment clean, not just on the national clean up day but every day from 1 to 31, it is our responsibility, even our bodies,” she said.

The First Lady held an interactive session with the association members and some public transport users.

The First Lady proposed uniforms for the association so that members can easily be identified, a proposal which the members welcomed.

After her meeting with members of the NDA at Mai Misodzi Hall, she then proceeded to Stodart Hall where she met anti-littering monitors, a group of volunteers helping in cleaning up the environment.

“I applaud you for the work you have been doing for free and would like to fund you to start income-generating projects,” said Amai Mnangagwa.

The anti-littering monitors and youth representatives in the area commended the First Lady for reaching out to all sectors.

“We want to thank the First Lady for recognising our work in cleaning out the environment. We never imagined she would visit us,” said one of the people in attendance.

The anti-littering monitors have been cleaning the environment since 2006, with support from the Environmental Management Agency through offering recycling lessons so that they earn a leaving from the trash they will be picking.