Eswatini (Former Swaziland) Environment Authority (EEA) initiated the campaign that customers bring their own shopping bags on selected days and not be given the single use plastics. As a promotion to the event they started a Social media campaign where you take a photo of yourself and your grocery in front of the Shop and do the #PhatsaSakhoNawe. If one get more reactions then he is the winner.
Today the first cycle of winners have been awarded their awards at Hilton Garden Inn Hotel by the PS of the Ministry of Tourism and Environment Affairs. I had the privilege of being one of the winners and a representative of the winners and made a short address.
In my adrress I advocated for inclusion of youth as environmental issues are their Generational story and also advocated for inclusion of Faith communities as they have the ability to speak to the heart of the people and can effectively influence behavioural change.
I encourage youth in Eswatini to participate in the campaign as it is still running
By Mncedisi Masuku