MZUZU-(MaraviPost)-As part of its corporate social responsibility, Toyota Malawi has on Friday donated 50 steel waste bins and ten bags of cement; worth over half a million Kwacha, to Mzuzu City.

Speaking during the handover ceremony, Toyota Malawi Branch Manager for the Northern Region, Jodawe Lungu, said the donation was a response to the call by President Lazarus Chakwera, and Mzuzu City to keep the surrounding clean.

“When we heard that there is clean up campaign which was started by the President, we thought we would come in and help. So, one of the ways of helping in the clean up campaign, was to provide bins that will help to collect refuse so that the city can be clean,” said Lungu.

Lungu further disclosed that Toyota Malawi will consider bailing the city council out of transport challenges that are facing them.

Whilst commending the gesture, Mayor for Mzuzu City, Councillor Brian Nyasulu, said the donation will go a long way in managing the waste around it.

Councillor Nyasulu said: “This donation is a very welcome development because in terms of waste and garbage management, it will be used as an alternative to offer the citizenry where to throw their waste. It has really come in handy and we hope that this time, it will change the outlook of the city by mobilising people to make use of the bins that have been donated by Toyota Malawi.”

Nyasulu also said the city council will ensure that the bins are well secured so that some ill minded people do not steal or damage them.

Recently, President Lazarus Chakwera launched a clean Malawi Campaign in which he called upon all Malawians to take a leading role in keeping the municipalities, towns and cities in the country clean.

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