Oshakati launches cleaning-up competition

26 Aug 2014 10:40am
OSHAKATI, 26 AUG (NAMPA) – The Oshakati Town Council has established a unique method of advocating for environmental hygiene, by purchasing six floating trophies to be awarded to the town’s cleanest business/institution, school and residential area.
The town’s spokesperson, Jackson Muma said this to Nampa in an interview here on Monday.
Muma said the Deputy Minister of Regional and Local Government, Housing and Rural Development Priscilla Beukes officially launched the cleaning campaign of Oshakati earlier this month.
According to Muma, the cleanest business place, school and residence would be awarded a trophy and prize money towards the end of the year.
“The council bought the six trophies to ensure that all residents of the town commit themselves to cleanliness and keep their places clean at all times,” Muma explained.
He noted that in her address at the launch, Beukes emphasised that town councils in the country also have a responsibility of keeping the environment clean.
“We organised several cleaning campaigns at the town before, but this time around we want to encourage our residents to engage in a continuous cleaning exercise throughout the town by introducing the trophies competition,” Muma stated.
He said the competition is meant to encourage the town’s residents to always keep their dwelling, business places and school premises tidy.
Oshana Regional Governor Clemens Kashuupulwa also joined Beukes in launching the Oshakati clean-up campaign on 15 August at the town.
Members of the Oshakati community also attended the launch in great numbers.