Ondangwa’s annual cleaning campaign starts

Mayor of Ondangwa, Paavo Amwele kick-started the town's 2019 cleaning campaign on Monday when he donated three of his trucks to be used in removing the gathered waste in and around Ondangwa.

Amwele has also released some employees of his Huhu City business entity to form part of the cleaning campaign, which started at the town's industrial area at Extension 21 alongside the Ondangwa-Oshikango main road.

This place is where traditional homesteads were relocated from and as such, we start here with this year's cleaning in order to remove pieces of bricks and other wastes left over here by the breaking down of buildings, Amwele told Nampa during the cleaning at Extension 21 on Monday.

Amwele, when he joined the Ondangwa Town Council in 2016, offered his monthly allowance towards the town's cleaning campaign during the 2016/17 financial year.

Chief executive officer of Ondangwa, Ismael Namgongo, commented Amwele's initiative. This town was not viewed as clean as today before 2016, and only after his worship (Amwele) took the cleaning initiative seriously, our town is declared one of the clean town in Namibia, Namgongo elaborated.

According to him, Ondangwa in 2017 was the runner-up in the country's clean town competition and finally declared the cleanest town in the country in 2019.

The town council every year runs a cleaning competition amongst local schools and people in the informal settlements to introduce school children to tidiness and encourage daily cleaning in all localities.

Winners of the cleaning competition, Namgongo said, will be awarded on Friday.

Ondangwa is also one of 11 towns in the country issued with environmental clearance certificate because our dumping site management is done as per the environment laws, stated Namgongo.

Source: Namibia Press Agency