13 Jun 2019 09:30am
ONDANGWA, 12 JUN (NAMPA) Ondangwa Mayor, Paavo Amwele, said his community is determine to keep Ondangwa clean at all times to ensure that it remains the best town in the country.
Amwele made these remarks whilst speaking to the media at the town on Wednesday, expressing his excitement after Ondangwa was recently declared Town of The Year.
Ondangwa was amongst the four finalists out of 21 towns that participated in the competition to become Cleanest Towns of the Year, which started running from July 2018.
The other three runners-up were Oranjemund, Swakopmund and Walvis Bay.
In 2016 and half of 2017, Amwele offered his mayoral monthly allowance to a group of some 15 unemployed youth to clean the town, which was paid to them on a monthly basis.
He, at the same time, volunteered his construction trucks and machines to remove the collected waste in and around the town.
Amwele explained that his towns victory is a result of its residents commitment towards the environmental cleaning education awareness that was introduced to them by the regional council.
According to Amwele, the town has significantly changde in terms of hygiene and cleanliness.
I am not saying it was not clean or properly maintain, but we strengthened our cleaning campaign to maintain a tidy environment at our town, he said.
The Ondangwa Town Councils spokesperson, Petrina Shitalangaho, told the media at the same ocassion that Ondangwa won the competition by scoring 70 per cent of the points came from the assessment, while 30 per cent came from voting through the short message service.