By: Vincent Gunde
Barely a Week after Nkhotakota District Council’s heads of sectors and staff members cleaned the district’s bus depot, the members on Thursday, took their time off from their normal office hours to clean their offices and surrounding.
In an activity dubbed ” Make Nkhotakota Clean “, council members and staff were seen carrying slashers, moppers, brooms and other tools ready to clean their offices and surrounding.
At one of the previous management committee meeting held at the boma, District Commissioner for Nkhotakota, Medson Matchaya, proposed to set aside some hours, not the whole day, every Thursday for cleaning exercise activity.
Matchaya said council staff should take part in ensuring that the district is made clean by they themselves leading by example.
He said having such an activity every Thursday will boost the district’s hygiene status.
Nkhotakota District Environmental Development Officer, Jane Kayira Mkumbwa, said the clean up activities were important as it will set an example to the people in the district about keeping their surroundings clean.
Kayira called on all stakeholders and the general public in the district to join the council staff next Thursday where a similar exercise will be conducted at the District Hospital.