Basson calls on increased efforts towards clean environment

21 Sep 2019 20:00pm
ROSH PINAH, 21 SEP (NAMPA) - ||Kharas Governor, Lucia Basson, has urged institutions operating within the region to have at least two days very month dedicated to massive cleaning of the environment.
Basson made these remarks before officially launching the 2019 clean-up campaign at the region in Rosh Pinah on Saturday morning.
The clean-up event was officially launched in May 2018 by President Hage Geingob and has become an annual national event.
Close to 200 inhabitants at the mining town participated, with the majority being school children.
“The cleaning exercise must become a daily activity in our houses, schools, companies, streets and the entire environment. We must strive to condition ourselves to not throw dirt anywhere. Our minds must be able to quickly inform us that all the dirt belongs in the dustbin,” she stressed.
She added that a clean environment will always be a healthy environment and that in a healthy environment there will be healthy human beings who will be productive and develop the county further.
The governor commended those inhabitants that volunteered to take part in the clean-up exercise and urged them to continue every day to ensure that their surroundings are clean.
Also speaking at the event was a nature conservationist from the Ministry of Environment and Tourism, Kebby Likando, who said waste management is not the sole responsibility of his ministry but that of all relevant stakeholders.
“Your waste is your responsibility. Always take and keep your waste with you in order to find some better mechanism to resolve the problem,” he added.