Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) church elder in Chinsali District of Muchinga Province has called for a sustained cleaning exercise of public and private properties in order to realise the full benefits of keeping surroundings clean.
Speaking in Chinsali today shortly after a cleaning exercise at Chinsali General Hospital mother’s shelter, Elder Chisha Musonda said keeping surroundings clean has huge benefits to both the individual and the government.
Elder Musonda said keeping surroundings clean will improve the health of Zambian citizens and reduce on expenses spent on combating diseases such as cholera.
He called on the church members of the SDA to continue turning up in large numbers to participate in the cleaning exercise at the end of every month as directed by the Government.
He also appealed to the church members to ensure that the cleaning exercise is extended to their homes.
He thanked the church members for actively participating in the keep Zambia clean healthy and green campaign.
Scores of SDA church members in Chinsali district of Muchinga province this morning turned up to clean the mother’s shelter at Chinsali General Hospital.
This is in line with the newly introduced monthly national sanitation day under which citizens will be required to dedicate three hours of the last Saturday of each month to clean up the environment.
Government has however, exempted the SDA church members to participate in the Saturday cleaning programme but should instead do it on Sundays to allow them to worship on Saturday.
President Edgar Lungu recently launched the make Zambia clean, green and healthy campaign with a call to Citizens to embrace the initiative.
The re-launch of the campaign is aimed at making cities, towns, villages, public institutions and places clean to improve the health standards of everyone.