President Lazarus Chakwera has today launched National Cleanup Day with a call to everyone in the country to take responsibility in order the day to be a success.
The Day, which will be observed second Friday of every month, will see people in the country taking part in cleaning their surroundings from 2pm to 5pm.
Chakwera added that the national cleaning exercise will be done through collaborating with various stakeholders for the initiative to be effective.
Chakwera, who was accompanied by his vice Saulos Chilima, first stopped at Chinsapo 1 stage and cleaned heaps of liter.
Addressing a huge crowd that gathered at Chinsapo ground, the President urged the citizenry to take part in the initiative.
The Malawi leader said the day has been set aside bearing in mind that a clean environment is everyone`s right and responsibility.
According to Chakwera, it is unfortunate to note that both people and factories have contributed to a pollution in the country.
And on her part, Minister responsible for Forestry and Natural Resources Nancy Tembo asked people to take lead in ensuring that the environment is clean by reusing, recycling and reducing wastes.
Tembo added that the implementation of the clean-up activities will be done by the Ministry of Local Government through local government structures.
During the launch of the exercise, there were also exhibitions of various environmental friendly products.