Sports club helping to keep Oshana clean

03 Apr 2016 11:30am
OSHAKATI, 03 APR (NAMPA) – The Oshana Heroes Sports Club launched a cleaning campaign in Oshakati on Saturday.
The sports club’s chairperson, Temus Kamati told Nampa the club was formed in 1999 to get disabled people involved in community activities and campaigns such as this.
The club has produced popular para-athletes such as Ananias Shikongo and Albertina Johannes, who have taken part in the Paralympic games.
The aim of the campaign was to collaborate with the town council to ensure cleanliness at the town. This will be done on a regular basis, when and where there is a need for a clean-up.
Saturday’s event was held under the theme ‘Disability does not mean inability.’ It was launched by Oshakati Mayor Katrina Shimbulu.
In her remarks, the mayor commended the Oshana Heroes Sports Club, saying the initiative is a step in the right direction.
Shimbulu stated that the initiative is a true reflection of the sense of responsibility amongst the community of Oshakati.
“This move is surely an indication that the community is ready to join hands with the council in making sure that Oshakati is clean,” she added.
Shimbulu also emphasised the importance of sports, especially amongst members of the disability community, saying it should be promoted thoroughly at all costs.
“Sport not only helps to maintain physical fitness, but also to promote mental health and reduce stress,” she noted.
Kamati added that the club has helped to raise awareness amongst community members about disabled people. It has also helped people with disabilities to face challenges such stigmatisation and discrimination.