Anyone who was familiar with Zimbabwe, say, 15 years back, before the economy came tumbling down owing to quite a number of factors, would tell you that it used to be one beautiful country.
In the whole of Africa, the country was comparable only to neighbouring South Africa.
Neighbours Zambian and Mozambican nationals among others were ever so eager to visit the remarkable country, especially Harare, the “Sunshine City”, whose clean surroundings made it a worthy destination.
But today we are presented with a whole different scenario and if you haven’t been in the country for a decade, you might have trouble recognising it.
Not because the country has become highly-developed or any other such positive reason, but because it is now filthy beyond imagination and currently in a state that has taken away the locals’ pride in the nation.
But all that is set to change, if the campaign dubbed “Anti-Illegal Dumping and Anti-Littering Campaign” will live up to its promise.
The campaign, which is set to be in full swing by May, is an awareness campaign being spearheaded by Miracle Mission, an organisation working very closely with The City of Harare and the Environmental Management Agency, among many other stakeholders with a heart to save the degrading environment.
“We are definitely bringing back the Sunshine City,” said an excited Jacqueline Anderson, a co-trustee of Miracle Missions, about the upcoming campaign, adding that theirs is an organisation whose primary business is to bring the different stakeholders together to come up with a work plan.