The St Peters Village Environment Committee has begun formulating the local village environmental action plan to tackle a plethora of environmental problems in the village.
Today (Thursday 26 August 2021) Matabeleland Institute for Human Rights (MIHR) trained 15 members of the committee who identified the following as environmental action plan issues:
- Lack of awareness and consciousness on environmental matters in the community;
- Lack of refuse pits in most households;
- Some homes do not have toilets and some have filled up and dilapidated toilets;
- High levels of littering;
- High levels of deforestation;
- Sand poaching;
- Rampant public urination at Bakhuzeni business centre.
As part of the action plan, the community agreed to:
(a) revive the first friday of the month cleanup campaigns;
(b) record and document househols without toilets;
(c) record and document households without waste pits;
(d) convene a dialogue meeting with local leadership, BCC, EMA and Forestry.
St Peters Village is part of Hyde Park in peri-urban Bulawayo ward 17 community.