06 Nov 2016 18:50pm
REHOBOTH, 06 NOV (NAMPA) - Rehoboth youth, led by the Ikazi Vibe Youth Organisation, on Saturday cleaned the town centre in a campaign to make it the cleanest in the country.
Community Members joined the approximately 34 youngsters from Ikazi Vibe in the clean up that started around 06h00. They picked up litter starting from the Puma Service Station along the B1 national Road and through the main street of the town.
The organisations chairperson, Marc Alex Swartz applauded the youth and community members for being part of the clean-up campaign.
A job well done to the youth and community for taking on this noble course, he told Nampa on Saturday afternoon.
He said it is time everyone takes ownership of the environment and keeping it clean, as a clean town attracts investors and investment means job opportunities.
In total, 40 refuse bags of rubbish were collected for discard at the main dumpsite of the town.
Swartz thanked Spar Volkswinkel and the First National Bank (FNB) Rehoboth Branch for lunch packs and refreshments availed to participants during the clean up.
He urged more youth to join Ikazi Vibes programmes and make a difference in others lives.
Join up with Ikazi to be the change you want to see in our community. Lets create jobs for ourselves to support the Harambee Prosperity Plan (HPP) goals for a better Namibia, he concluded.
The Ikazi Vibe Youth Organisation is a non-profit group working towards community upliftment by involving youth who are in conflict with the law and empowering them through life skills programmes.
The organisation operates on donations from community members and contributions from members of the group.
Established in February this year, their regular activities include cleaning the two old-age homes in Rehoboth on a monthly basis and feeding the elders residing at those homes.
The group started sweeping the tar roads in Rehoboth last month as part of their clean-up programmes.