By Brenda Ncube
Victoria Falls Municipality has been commended for keeping up standards of cleanliness that
have resulted in the town ‘dubbed’ the cleanest in the nation.
In a series of events that led to the Mother of all Clean-ups in Victoria Falls, the Local
Authority has embraced the National Environment Cleaning day declared by the His
Excellency the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe Emmerson Mnangagwa.
In April the town was graced by Vice President Hon Kembo Mohadi who officiated in the
cleanup ceremony held at Council run Chamabondo primary school.
VP Mohadi commended the inception of the National Environment Cleaning day,
highlighting its benefits to the community.
“The step is an expression of Government’s sanitation programmes and desire for new
thinking concerning appropriate waste disposal management strategies in line with
international best practices.
“It is critical to observe as we do that the consequences of a poisoned environment are
playing out before our eyes,” he said.
The state of cleanliness has been commended for aiding efforts of marketing the
“I am pleased to note that Victoria Falls town is relatively and commendably clean
compared to other centres in our country.
“This goes a long way in promoting the resort town of Victoria Falls as a global tourist
destination of choice,” said VP Mohadi.
Meanwhile, Mayor of Victoria Falls, His Worship Cllr Somveli Dhlamini led the council team
in the maiden National Clean Up, joining forces with the Permanent Secretary in the
Ministry of Environment, Tourism and Hospitality Mr Munesuishe Munodawafa in a clean-
up exercise.
Mr Munodawafa applauded the Victoria Falls community for keeping the environment
”There is no much litter around, here we are only picking up bottle tops and cigarette
“As a Ministry, we want Victoria Falls to be declared the cleanest town in the world. This is
possible especially if we all embrace the national clean-up call started by President
Mnangagwa,” he said.
The Mayor also encouraged people to maintain their positive attitude towards the National
clean-up campaign in a bid to maintain the cleanliness of the resort town.

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