MET urges Namibians to take part in clean-up campaign

19 Sep 2019 14:50pm
RUNDU, 19 SEP (NAMPA) – The Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET) has called on all Namibians to take part in the National Clean-Up Campaign slated for 21 September, despite the main event being held in Rundu.
MET Spokesperson, Romeo Muyunda, announced in a media statement issued here on Thursday that this year’s clean-up campaign will coincide with the commemoration of World Clean-up Day.
“Even though the main event of the campaign will take place in Rundu, all regions will participate and all Namibians are encouraged to take part in these activities in their respective regions,” Muyunda said.
The ministry further encouraged all regional councils to make the necessary arrangements, including mobilising people, for a successful clean-up campaign.
Muyunda said the main goal is to cultivate a society where all citizens take action to stop littering and shift towards best practice methods of waste management.
“As proud citizens of this country, we must have an undertaking to ensure that our country is clean at all times,” he stated.
Litter and irresponsible waste disposal, he added, are polluting the environment and creating health hazards and making it unsightly.
The National Clean-Up Campaign was launched by President Hage Geingob in 2018.