Transform Zimbabwe has lined up nationwide clean-up campaigns dubbed “Keep the city clean, stop blaming start acting” in response to a recent typhoid outbreak that hit parts of Harare and other towns leaving two people dead.
Addressing Chitungwiza residents before a clean up campaign on Saturday, TZ President, Jacob Ngarivhume attributed Zimbabwe’s problems to a leadership that is out of touch with reality adding that Zanu PF has abandoned the people they purport to represent.
“They (Zanu PF leaders) abandon their communities to live in elitist areas.
“ You cannot be an effective leader if you do not relate with the people you are leading and leaders should lead by example and stop blaming each other but start acting as our theme says,” said Ngarivhume.
He added that the clean-up campaign will spread to other cities and towns including Mutare, Masvingo, Gweru, Bulawayo and Chiredzi.
The TZ President highlighted that public education, health promotion and changing attitudes, to improve sanitation and waste management were important measures that have to be done to improve the country’s health situation.
Recently City of Harare,Director of Health Services, Dr Prosper Chonzi said more than 30 cases typhoid in an area would constitute an outbreak, and city health officials are working to stem further spread.
Cases of typhoid have been confirmed in Hopley as well as the Glen Norah and Hatfield suburbs where people sell fresh produce and prepare food in unsanitary conditions.