Gibeon to embark upon mass clean-up campaign

21 Feb 2015 17:00pm
WINDHOEK, 21 FEB (NAMPA) – The Gibeon village in the Hardap Region will have a mass clean-up campaign on 28 February.
The campaign seeks to encourage individuals to take better care of their environment by promoting the culture of reducing, re-using and recycling waste.
Gibeon is situated 60 kilometres south of Mariental with a total population of about 3 500 people.
A group of youth in the village will spearhead the cleaning activity.
The village Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Desiree Theunissen said the clean up comes as a result of regional governor Katrina Hanse-Himarwa’s request for all towns in the region to have monthly cleaning.
Theunissen told Nampa earlier this week that the governor urged residents to live in dirt-free areas.
“We took the challenge to be the first village to respond to the governor's call,” she said.
Residents have been urged to keep offices, business premises and public places clean, and to stop open defecation.
After the cleaning event, entertainment will be available at the football field in the village.