SANA'A, Dec. 11 (Saba) - The first and biggest ever cleaning campaign in Yemen is to be launched in the capital Sana'a on Wednesday. The campaign may allow Yemen to enter the race to break a Guinness World Record with over 200,000 volunteers, cleaning a designated amount of space in a short amount of time.
The campaign is organized by the capital secretariat in cooperation with "Yemen starts from here" a capital-based youth-driven initiative. It is called "Sharik" and scheduled for December 12. Under the slogan, "My contribution builds Yemen", the campaign aims to enhance the social contribution to the government's efforts to show the civilized appearance of Sana'a befitting its historical, political and social status as the capital of the unified Yemen.
Over 200,000 of Sana'a's inhabitants, students, military men, partisan leaders, members of parliament, the Shura Council and public and private sector workers will take part in the event.
Mayor of the capital Abdul-Qader Helal said that all the equipments and technical arrangements have been tied up to carry out the campaign, which will serve as an annual tradition that the local authority will be bound to carry out annually as a Popular Cleanliness Day at the capital Sana'a.
The campaign's program will accommodate more than 200,000 male and female volunteers in Sana'a provided with 200,000 caps, flannels and gloves decorated with the slogan of the campaign as well as 300,000 brooms and spades to collect waste across Sana'a and its ten districts, Helal said.
According to the "Yemen starts from here" a capital-based youth-driven initiative, which will carry out the campaign with entire sponsorship of the capital secretariat, Yemen will be allow - by campaign - to enter the race to break a Guinness World Record with over 200,000 volunteers, cleaning around 22 square km area, including streets, facilities and administrative departments across Sana'a in four hours.
Helal urged all citizens in the capital to effectively take part in cleaning their neighborhoods, valuing highly the President Abdo Rabbo Mansour Hadi and government's full support as well as the private sector's positive reaction to succeed the campaign.