MET urges Namibians to take part in clean-up campaign

The Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET) has called on all Namibians to take part in the National Clean-Up Campaign although the main event will be held in Rundu.

The town of Rundu in the Kavango East Region will this year host the National Clean-Up Day on 21 September the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of MET Romeo Muyunda announced in a media statement issued here on Thursday.

This year's clean-up campaign will coincide with the commemoration of World Clean-up Day in September.

President Hage Geingob, during the State of the Nation Address last year, announced that the nationwide clean-up campaign, which was initially scheduled for 01 May every year which is Workers Day.

Geingob said this should be a day set aside on which all Namibians will roll up their sleeves and engage in a nationwide clean-up campaign with the aim of making Namibia the cleanest country in Africa.

Even though the main event of the campaign will take place in Rundu, all regions will participate and all Namibians are encouraged to take part in these activities in their respective regions, Muyunda said.

The ministry further encouraged all regional councils to make necessary arrangements including mobilising people for a successful clean-up campaign.

The PRO said the main goal of the clean-up is to cultivate a society where all citizens take action to stop littering and shift towards best practice methods of waste management.

As proud citizens of this country we must have an undertaking to ensure that our country is clean at all times, he stated.

Litter and irresponsible waste disposal he added are polluting the environment and creating health hazards and making it unsightly.

Clean-up campaigns are expected to take place in each constituency across the country.

Source: Namibia Press Agency