Over 5 000 people volunteer for Otjozondjupa clean-up

22 May 2018 15:00pm
OTJIWARONGO, 22 MAY (NAMPA) - A total of 5 500 people have volunteered to form part of the clean-up exercise in the Otjozondjupa Region, which will form part of the nationwide clean-up campaign set for Friday.
Head of the technical organising committee and logistics for the Otjozondjupa Region’s clean-up campaign, Marlay Mbakera in an interview with Nampa on Tuesday said the exercise will start slowly Tuesday afternoon with learners cleaning up their school premises.
Mbakera said a committee on Monday drafted a common programme for all towns in the region which has been sent to all the towns and settlements in the Okahandja, Okakarara, Otavi, Grootfontein and Tsumkwe Constituencies.
Since Friday is a public holiday, it has been agreed that learners will start cleaning their school yards from Tuesday.
“On Friday, residents of Otjiwarongo will gather at the DRC football field at 07h15 for people to be divided into groups,” she said.
About 10 groups each comprising 80 people are expected to be established on Friday and will be dispatched to areas such as Heroes and Freedom Park, new and old Ombili, the DRC informal settlement, riverbeds near the military base and parts of the central business district.
Mbakera said the arrangement for Friday applies also to all local authorities in the region as was resolved at a meeting Monday.
Members of the Namibian Defence Force are also expected to join the clean-up campaign here on Friday, which will be led by the region’s governor, Otto Ipinge.