CIMAS last Friday partook in the national clean-up campaign as the nation entered the month of Cholera a waterborne disease which killed many people last year.
By Kudakwashe Pembere
The first Friday of each calendar month was declared the National Environment Cleaning Day by President Mnangagwa in 2018 as government moved to ensure the country has sustainable environment management and waste disposal systems.
In a statement, Cimas Chief Executive Officer, Vulindlela Ndlovu said his organisation has adopted the President’s clean up initiative among its staff’s health and wellness activities.
“Cleanliness and hygiene are the first and most important factors to stay healthy and prevent diseases. A clean environment can reduce the burden of diseases by at least 25%. Environmental cleanliness enables us to have cleaner air, clean and safe water and reduce the spreading of germs causing diseases and this will a go a long way in reducing the spread of diseases. This is why we have adopted the President’s national clean-up initiative on our calendar of activities,” said Mr Ndlovu said.
“In addition to keeping the environment clean, when we participate in the clean- up activities, we make our bodies active and burn calories instead of storing them as body fat. This also helps to keep blood sugar levels more balanced and in a normal range. In the process we lower risks of disease such as diabetes and blood pressure and keep ourselves fit.’’
Ndlovu added “I must say, the clean-up initiative is a noble cause that all citizens must participate in.”
In Harare, Cimas cleaned areas around Baines Avenue towards Cimas Medlabs and in Chitungwiza they were at Makoni Shopping Area Bus terminus.
In Mutare, the corporate was at Mutare Provincial Hospital grounds while in Masvingo they took the initiative to Hofmeyer Street (front area of OK supermarket). Cimas staff participated in clean up campaigns in Gweru, Kwekwe and Bulawayo.