The Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET) will henceforth spearhead the annual national clean-up campaign.
This was revealed by the line minister, Pohamba Shifeta, here on Tuesday during the launch of the 2019 national clean-up and anti-littering campaign.
Shifeta said the first campaign held in 2018 put in place a firm foundation for the ministry to start a new chapter in terms of keeping Namibian cities, towns and villages clean.
He indicated that this year’s campaign event will be held on 21 September in line with the commemoration of World Clean-up Day.
“We plan to build on this foundation going forward and have taken close note of the recommendations and experiences from last year,” he said.
Shifeta noted that the two events will bring citizens, government, civil society and private sector stakeholders together and bring positive change for the benefit of the society and environment.
He further noted that the campaigns go hand-in-hand with broader efforts to improve the management of waste across the country.
“I am confident that the campaigns will build on existing initiatives and generate new ones to further the implementation of the reduce, reuse and recycle principles as outlined in the National Waste Management Strategy.
The minister urged Namibians to work together in the spirit of cooperation and positivity to ensure that Namibia takes its place as the cleanest country in Africa and becomes one of the cleanest countries in the world. NAMPA
- Title: The annual national clean-up campaign set for September
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