Castel Malawi has called for serious collaboration between various stakeholders to ensure proper disposal of waste to reduce health hazards in the country.
Castel Malawi Human Resource and Corporate Affairs Director, Gloria Zimba made the call on Friday during a cleaning exercise at its Mzuzu plant, which also extended to Lubinga market in conjunction with Mzuzu City Council.
Zimba said they were worried to note that even most drinking joints lack proper bins for waste disposal hence their intervention to partner Mzuzu City Council in the clean-up initiative.
“We are currently working on strategies that can help us work together with councils on how best we can be managing the waste which are generated from our products and others in general. We have already engaged with Blantyre, Lilongwe and Mzuzu City councils on the partnership and we are remaining with Zomba.”
“However, let me be clear that there will not be 100 percent support from us towards the initiative. We will see how we can partner the councils and be supportive of other activities towards managing the waste,” said Zimba.
Mayor for Mzuzu City, Councillor Gift Desire Nyirenda commended Castel Malawi for the support saying their ‘Keep the City Clean’ initiative needs a hand from various stakeholders.
During the sweeping exercise, the company donated materials such as wheelbarrows, shovels, slashers, waste bins and others worth K6 million to Mzuzu City Council.
“Castel Malawi Limited is a true friend. We are ready to continue working with them and we support their business where necessary,” said Nyirenda.
Last week, Castel Malawi conducted a similar exercise at Ndirande Market in Blantyre which is part of the support towards the National Clean Up initiative which falls on Fridays every second week of a month.
President Lazarus Chakwera launched the National Clean Up exercise in 2021 with the aim of enhancing hygiene in the country.