The call was made recently during a cleanup exercise that took place at Limbe market.
Center for Environmental Policy and Advocacy (CEPA) and the Blantyre City Council organized the exercise.
Speaking after the exercise, Councilor for Limbe Central Ward Gerald Lipikwe whose jurisdiction encompasses the market urged Malawians to be vigilant in keeping their surroundings clean to prevent diseases like cholera.
“Let me commend our partners CEPA and the Blantyre city council for supporting this initiative. The Limbe market produces larger volumes of refuse daily. There is a need for regular refuse collection.” said Lipikwe.
During the event, GM plastics donated plastic bins while CEPA hired refuse collection vehicles.
Last year, President Lazarus Chakwera launched a national cleanup day initiative. The initiative falls on the second Friday of every month and the aim is to promote a culture of keeping the environment clean.