BR CEO SPEAKS AT “Clean Up the World” DAY

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Mahalapye Sub District Council recently commemorated a “Clean Up the World” Day on the 26th July 2018, under the theme “BEAT PLASTIC POLLUTION, IF YOU CAN’T REUSE IT, REFUSE IT”. The event that was held in Tewane village was graced by dignitaries and stakeholders in the Mahalapye Sub District region.

This day was a preparation for the World Clean Up Day which will be commemorated on 15 September. On that day, volunteers and partners worldwide will come together to clean up litter and mismanaged waste. A powerful ‘green wave’ of cleanups will start in New Zealand and end 36 hours later in Hawaii, with millions of people working towards one goal: a clean and healthy planet. World Clean Up Day harnesses the power of everyday people to achieve incredible things by joining together. Its beauty lies in cooperation and collaboration: building bridges between disparate communities, and including all levels of society, from citizens, to business, to government.

Botswana Railways CEO Mr. Leonard M. Makwinja who was the guest speaker at the event said that people should treasure the environment and preserve the planet for future generations. He said people should appreciate the importance of maintaining a clean environment, to promote good health. He also encouraged the communities gathered from several participating villages to keep up the good work of cleanliness, noting that our environment is a reflection of our lifestyles. Mr. Makwinja urged that all households and businesses should have rubbish bins and encouraged them to recycle.

Botswana Railways recognizes its responsibility as a corporate citizen towards its stakeholders and the communities within which it operates hence why we pledged 20 rubbish bins to the Sub District Council to support the cause. The objectives of the day were to sensitise the communities on keeping the environment clean, to encourage recycling, discourage plastic use and to reward clean villages in the region.  

Prices were given after inspections were done on businesses, village waste disposal and collection, rubble disposal, pest control and the environment in general.


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