The necessity of a clean environment cannot be overemphasized. Right from our homes, offices and the community in general. Surprisingly, the little effort you make in keeping your home clean has its effect on the environment and your city as a whole. Driving the message of ‘Clean City’ to people can be quite a task as people react differently to things.
One amazing advantage of maintaining a clean city is the positive effect it has on their inhabitants especially in terms of health. In this article, we will be enlightening you on quite a number of African cities that have come a long way in maintaining a high level of cleanliness. Here is a list of the top 5 cleanest cities in Africa:
CAPE TOWN (South Africa)
This city has won a number of prestigious awards for various reasons. Cape Town is a beautiful and clean city surrounded by mountains and oceans. The Cape Town City Improvement District and the waste management department ensure that the city is kept clean at all times. Achieving this level of cleanliness in the city has been a collective effort of the residents as well as the authorities.
There is so much to enjoy here especially if you seeking to have fun in Cape Town. The presence of mountains in the city makes it a good place to go mountain climbing, hiking and biking. Whether you are a tourist or a resident here, there are a good number of fun things to do in Cape Town.
PORT LOUIS (MAURITIUS)
Port Louis is the capital of Mauritius. Remarkably, the city also doubles as the most populated city in Mauritius. However, this did not prevent the city from attaining an admirable height as one of the cleanest cities in Africa. The Public Health Department of Port Louis ensures the cleanliness of the city at all times.
Port Louis is a major city in Mauritius as it is the country’s political, cultural and economic centre. Housed within Port Louis are majorly financial centre, tourism and it is also one of African’s financial centres.
JOHANNESBURG (SOUTH AFRICA)
Johannesburg also known as Joburg is one of the 50 largest urban areas in the world as well as the largest city in South Africa. The city is one of the cleanest cities in Africa as well, residents of Johannesburg volunteer to help clean up the city. The residents are encouraged to come along with their own gardening tools for the cleanup. The authorities also organize programmes to educate residents about the impact of keeping a clean community.
Johannesburg is known as ‘the city of gold’, the presences of lots of trees in Johannesburg helps to control the level of the greenhouse effect in the city. It houses the largest man-made forest in the world as there are about 10 million trees in Johannesburg.
The word ‘Nairobi’ translates to ‘cool water’. The city is popularly called the ‘Green City in the Sun’. The city offers a lot of green spaces. Nairobi houses a good number of parks and open spaces. It boasts of being one of the cleanest cities in Africa. In 2014, the authorities in Nairobi introduced new garbage collection trucks to help manage waste.
Nairobi is a city in every sense as it plays home to top class restaurants, skyscrapers, opulent schools, modern shopping malls, bubbling nightlife. The city is rich in cultural diversity as it houses people from various works of life.
Gaborone known as Gaborone City Council (GCC) is a lively African city. It is on the list of African’s cleanest cities as the city is also one of the fastest developing cities in the world. The authorities of Gaborone started campaigns involving residents to help keep the city clean. This campaign was started to sensitize the public to maintain clean communities at all times.
Interesting things to do in Gaborone include: hiking, going on a picnic, rhino and giraffe tracking, visit the Gaborone game reserve, worship at the Christ the King Cathedral and others.
There you go, the list of top 5 cleanest cities in Africa. As mentioned earlier, this height in terms of cleanliness was not achieved in a day. It was also not as a result of one person’s effort but a collective and determined effort of both the government and the people aimed at having communities. Our Lagos, Nigeria can be clean too if we make efforts.
Source: Property Pro