Dar es Salaam. Tanzanians have been urged to show up in the first ever World Clean-up Day, which will be held on September 15.
The event will take place under the theme “Let’s Do It”.
Ms Ana Le Rocha, the executive director of Nipe Fagio, who are local organisers of the event, said at a press conference on Tuesday September 11, that hundreds of volunteers from different parts of Tanzania will join over 150 other countries and 20 million people around the world to clean up public spaces in communities mostly affected by waste problem, particularly, beaches, waterways and riversides.
“We would like to encourage everyone to show up on that day and join us in cleaning up areas polluted by trash across the country,” said Ms Le Rocha.
The campaign in the country will take place in 16 regions,which include Dar es Salaam, Coast , Tanga, Kilimanjaro, Dodoma, Iringa, Morogoro, Mwanza, Mtwara, Simiyu, Mbeya, Shinyanga and some parts of Zanzibar.
“Let’s do It! is a global cleanup campaign, which aims at removing all rubbish from our environment.
It is the largest volunteer programme and the largest civilian movement ever organised in the world,” she said.
According to her, the aim of the World Cleanup Day was not just to move towards better waste handling, but also to raise awareness both locally and globally about the severity of garbage and plastic pollution.