TO retain its status as the cleanest town in Namibia, Ondangwa in the Oshana Region has embarked on a week-long cleaning campaign to give itself a head start as Namibia prepares for the nation-wide cleaning compaign scheduled for Saturday the 21st of September.
The National Clean-Up Day was first launched by President Hage Geingob last year.
Members of the public and all sectors of the country are encouraged to take part in the activity meant to ensure that the country is free of waste pollution.
However, the Ondangwa Town Council has given itself a head start, having already embarked on the cleaning campaign that would conclude on Saturday along the rest of the country.
Speaking during an interview with Informanté, the town’s Chief Executive Officer Ismael Namgongo said that their cleaning campaign kicked off days ago at Extension 21 which is the town’s industrial area.
“We started with Extension 21 first as it was bushy and full of stones. There is a fuel depot which would pose a serious danger in the case of fire,” said Namgongo.
He stated that each year the council organizes a cleaning campaign as part of the noble aim of ensuring that the town is kept clean.
Namgongo called on the residents of Ondangwa to start with cleaning their own areas.
“Come Saturday we will only have a little to clean up around the town,” he said.
This year the Mayor of Ondangwa, Paavo Amwele has donated three tractors and an earth moving machine to assist with the campaign.