Basson calls on increased efforts towards clean environment

||Kharas Governor, Lucia Basson has urged institutions operating within the region to have at least two days very month dedicated to massive cleaning of the environment the operate in.

Basson made the remarked before she officially launched the 2019 regional clean-up campaign at Rosh Pinah on Saturday morning.

The clean-up event was officially launched in May 2018 by President Hage Geingob and has become an annual national event.

Close to 200 inhabitants at the mining town participated with majority being school going children.

The cleaning exercise must become a daily activity in our houses, schools, companies, streets and the entire environment. We must strive to condition ourselves to not throw dirt anywhere, our minds must able to quickly inform us that all dirt belongs in the dust bin, she stressed.

She added that a clean environment will always be a healthy environment and in a healthy environment there will be healthy human beings who will be productive and develop the county further.

The governor commended those inhabitants that have volunteered to take part in the clean-up exercise and urged them to continue every day to ensure that their surrounding is clean.

Also speaking was a nature conservator from the Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET), Kebby Likando who said waste management is not a sole responsibility of the MET alone but the responsibility lies between all relevant stakeholders to strive to get all possible solutions to reduce and control waste.

Your waste is your responsibility, always take and keep your waste with you in order to find some better mechanism to resolve the problem, he added.

Source: Namibia Press Agency