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Harare Residents Set to Conduct Massive Cleanup Exercise

Children sift through garbage at a dump site in Harare, Zimbabwe, on President Robert Mugabe's 87th birthday, February 21, 2011 (File photo)

Residents of Harare’s Mabvuku and Tafara suburbs will Wednesday engage in what they say is a massive clean-up campaign following the local authority’s failure to provide adequate services.

One of the organisers and ward 21 councillor, Barnabas Ndira, told VOA Studio 7 they will be partnering with the Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe Limited Company, which will provide protective clothing and garbage containers.

The council is expected to provide transport to ferry the garbage. Studio 7 failed to reach Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe Limited for a comment.

Ndira said the campaign will start at Manresa Shopping Centre and end at Kamunhu Shopping Centre.

"This is not the first time that we have come up with such a campaign, though it will be our first time working with Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe Limited.

"Last month we joined forces with the Anglican Church and the two residents groups, the Combined Harare Residents Association and the Harare Residents Trust," said Ndira.

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