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Lephalale practicing environmental awareness, clean and healthy

Boom­ing small min­ing town of Lep­ha­lale, Limpopo is heed­ing a call by Pres­i­dent Cyril Ramaphosa to take respon­si­bil­i­ty to ensure its envi­ron­ment is clean and healthy.

The pro­gramme, Good Green Deeds, launched by Pres­i­dent Ramaphosa is aimed at mobil­is­ing all sec­tors of South Africa to become more envi­ron­men­tal­ly con­scious.

It includes ensur­ing that com­mu­ni­ties don’t lit­ter rub­bish in their respec­tive com­mu­ni­ties.

Show­ing oth­ers how it’s done top Limpopo gov­ern­ment offi­cials will on Thurs­day, June 27 make their hands grimy, clean­ing dif­fer­ent eye­sore spots in Lep­ha­lale and near­by Mara­pong Town­ship.

Limpopo Pre­mier Stan­ley Math­a­batha will join Lep­ha­lale May­or, Jack Maeko, and the local peo­ple to launch Limpopo Good Green Deeds expect­ed to be spread through­out the province.

Limpopo gov­ern­ment exec­u­tives also join­ing the cleanup includes the Depart­ment of Eco­nom­ic Devel­op­ment, Envi­ron­ment and Tourism MEC, Thabo Mokone, Water­berg Exec­u­tive May­or, Mor­ris Mataboge.

The cam­paign will dri­ve the ini­tia­tive in part­ner­ship with Coca-Cola and Them­balethu Devel­op­ment.

The pro­gram will sep­a­rate the assign­ment into four gath­er­ings to clean Thu­lare Park, Oppo­site Spar Com­plex, Mara­pong Ceme­tery [under the pow­er line] and Exten­sion 4 Mara­pong.

The groups will car­ry these activ­i­ties out in the morn­ing from as ear­ly as 08h30.

Limpopo Premier’s spokesper­son Ken­ny Math­ivha said the pur­pose of the pro­gramme is to call on all South Africans to take up the respon­si­bil­i­ty of ensur­ing that their envi­ron­ment is clean, green and hab­it­able.

“Every­one can meet a clean liv­ing space. This is a clar­i­on call to all sec­tors in soci­ety to do their part to con­tribute to Wood Green Deeds.

We urge soci­ety to work togeth­er to remove lit­ter and rub­ble that threat­ens our efforts to build a healthy South Africa,” said Math­ivha.

He said the ini­tia­tive encour­ages com­mu­ni­ties to take respon­si­bil­i­ty for their waste, dis­cour­age lit­ter and encour­age col­lec­tion to keep com­mu­ni­ties clean and healthy.

“The cam­paign also encour­ages cit­i­zens to take part in a riv­er cleanup,” Math­ivha added.

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