Matabeleland North Province has been awarded the opportunity to host the Africa Environment Day National commemoration in Victoria Falls. Africa Environment Day was set aside by African Heads of State and Government leaders in 2002 to create awareness on the need to protect the environment as the African continent is not spared from the various environmental challenges facing the whole world. As a nation and town in particular it is important that we join other African nations in honoring this very important day which is commemorated annually on 3 March. The day will be commemorated under the theme; “Cleaner Cities- My Responsibility”.


This year 3 March falls on a Sunday hence the commemoration has been scheduled for 01 March 2013. The commemoration will be spread over two days. On the first day on 28 March, clean up and tree planting will be done at Mkhosana and Victoria Falls Low density suburbs. This is a build to the main event on 01 March 2013. The main event will be held at Busi Bus Terminus in Chinotimba Township on 01 March 2013 at 07:00hrs. The Guest of Honour is the Minister of Environment and Natural Resources Management Honorable FDC Nhema.


This minute serves as an invitation to you and your staff to attend the event. Attached is the programme for the event. May I through the same minute invite you to attend the final preparatory meeting to be held at the Victoria Falls Municipality boardroom on 26 February 2013 at 10:00hrs.


Thanking you in advance


C Mpofu – Zuze

The Provincial Environmental Manager





DAY ONE: 28 February 2013                                                                                                              

Time Activity Area Sites Stakeholders
7:00- 10:30 Clean up  Mkhosana High density Suburb and the Low density Suburb  Area around Chamabondo Primary School -Kingdom Hotel-Youth Groups

-Eco Rangers

-SDA Church


Buffer zone behind Chamabondo Pry towards VID turn off -Ward 11 residents-Chamabondo Primary School

-Team 1 (Invited guests)

-Team 2


Buffer zone in front of Chamabondo Primary School towards Bulawayo highway -Shearwater-Wilderness Safaris

-Tatenda Safaris

-Pamusha Lodges

-Ward 11 residents

From Moringa Shopping Centre to Environment Africa -E. Africa-ZIYEN

-Team 3

-Ward 11 residents

Buffer zone area around BC 46 -BC 46 residents-Team 4

-Ward 11 residents

-Chikopokopo Hoteliers



Open space between Mfelandawonye and Hlalanikuhle Section -Team 5-Mfelandawonye and Hlalani kuhle residents

-Catholic Church

Area from Kazungula turn off to Farm School and the Low density Suburb -Ward 11-Team 6

-Vic. Falls Primary School

-Falcon Safaris

-Dingani Tours

-Vimbiso Safaris

-Silver Tours

-Parks and Wildlife Management Authority

Buffer zone opposite Spray view Hotel -Spray view Hotel-Ward 4 residents

-Baobab Primary School

-People Link Tours

-Wild Trackers Lodge

-Ultimate Lodge

-Teak Lodge




10:30- 11:00 TREE PLANTING SDA Secondary School, Roman Catholic School, Mosi High School, CHADA Old People’s Home



DAY TWO: 01 March 2013

Time Activity Area Sites Stakeholders
07:00- 10:30 Clean Up Chinotimba High Density Suburb Area between Adventure Lodge and Chinotimba Old Bar -Chinotimba Primary School-Adventure Lodge

-Adventure Zone


-Uluntu Trust

-Ward 4 residents

-Team 1

Pioneer Road towards Durawall Houses behind Chinotimba Hall -Victoria Falls Hotel-Ward 8 residents

-Dadane Vocational College

-Team 2


Chinotimba Bus Terminus -Ilala Lodge-Croc. Farm

-Wild Horizons


-Victoria Falls Anytime

-Seven Eleven

-ALL Government Departments

Area around Hospital 




Buffer zone area towards Chinotimba Primary School

-Kanondo Safaris-Victoria Falls Rainbow

-Stanely and Livingstone Hotel

-Ward 9 residents

-Busy Island

-Victoria Falls Safari Lodge

-Ministers Fratenity

Old Bar , Old market Stadium and Victoria Falls Municipality Offices -Ok Supermarket-Elephant Hills


-Allied Timbers

-Villa Lodge

-Elephant Experience

Area from Landela Complex behind TM Supermarket to COMESA Market -INSCOR-ZABG Bank

-TM Supermarket

-Kingdom Bank

-ALL Clearing Agents

-Elephant Walk

-Stanbic Bank

Forestry Commission

-COMESA Market

Tour of the Victoria Falls Hotel Eco-composting Project. Minister of Environment and Natural Resources Management & other  delegates
 Tree Planting Victoria Falls District Hospital Minister of Environment and Natural Resources Management & other  delegates

Victoria Falls Hotel


NB: The list is not exhaustive. All Stakeholders are invited for a final preparatory meeting at the Victoria Falls Municipality Boardroom on 26 February 2013 at 10:00hrs.

Your participation is vital for the success of this event.






Date: 01 March 2013                                            

Time: 0700hrs

Venue: Busi Business Centre, Chinotimba Township: Victoria Falls


Theme:Cleaner Cities My Responsibility

07:00 – 10:30 Clean up  & Tour of the Victoria Falls Hotel Eco Composting Project by the Minister of ENRM and VIP Delegates EMA
10:30 – 11:00 Arrival at Busi Business Centre: Tree Planting and tour of exhibition stands All
11:00 – 11:05 National Anthem Mosi High School
11:05 – 11:10 Opening Prayer  Pastor Egneta Ndlovu
11:10 – 11:20 Introduction of delegates Provincial  Administrator
11:20 – 11:30 Welcome remarks Governor and Resident Minister Hon. T Mathuthu
11:30 – 11:40 Entertainment Local group
11:40 – 12:15 Speech by the Guest of Honour Minister of Environment and Natural Resources Management Hon. FDC Nhema
12:15 – 12:25 Entertainment Derick Mpofu
12:25 – 12:50 Quiz Show Minister of Environment and Natural Resources Management Hon. FDC Nhema
12:50 – 13:00 Entertainment Chinotimba Primary School
13:00 – 13:10 Closing Remarks The Mayor of Victoria Falls Town, Cllr. N Jiyane
13:10 – 13:15 Closing Prayer  Pastor Egneta Ndlovu
13:15 Refreshments & Departure