21 Mar 2018 15:00pm
RUNDU, 21 MAR (NAMPA) Employees of Shoprite and the Rundu Town Council held a clean-up campaign on Wednesday.
Also involved were members of the Namibian Defence Force and employees of Plastic Packaging, as well as several private individuals.
They started with the clean-up in Rundus central business district and went up to residential areas like Katutura and Donkerhoek.
Shoprites Regional Human Resource Manager, Jackson Rohr said they decided to clean the town on Wednesday as a way to celebrate Namibias independence.
He said they hope to make it an annual event and want more people to join in.
Rohr further encouraged Rundu residents to keep their surroundings clean.
At the end of the day it all comes down to basic hygiene and environmental cleanliness. It is important to have a clean environment and a mindset of cleanliness, he said.
Romanus Gariseb, branch manager of Shoprite Rundu, added that since they are one of the biggest shops in southern Africa, they thought of giving back to the community in this manner.
Another Shoprite employee, Helena Kalola said it feels good to be part of the campaign.
Rohr said the campaign was something they thought of some time ago, before President Hage Geingob selected 01 May for the national clean-up campaign.
He said they are not trying to go against the presidents decision.
Geingob announced earlier this month that a national clean-up will be held on 01 May 2018.
Before that, a video of Namibian Kwaito artist Eric Ees Sell calling on Government to cancel the Independence celebrations and instead use the money to clean up the country, went viral on social media.