WINDHOEK, 25 MAY – President Hage Geingob has called on all Namibians to cultivate a culture of cleanliness and to keep their surroundings clean at all times.
The Namibian Head of State made the call when he officially launched the national clean-up campaign in the Goreangab residential area in Windhoek’s Samora Machel Constituency on Friday.
The president called on all citizens to keep their surroundings clean to help minimise the risk of contracting diseases.
“Let us all – young and old – make Namibia a clean country. Let us all make Namibia healthy by keeping our residential areas clean at all times,” Geingob said.
A huge, diverse crowd braved the chilly weather to take part in the clean-up.
Geingob, shortly after officially launching the campaign, helped to pick up paper and other rubbish along Greenmountain Road.
He then left for the Moses Garoeb and Katutura Central Constituencies where he also took part in the activities there.
Speaking before the start of the clean-up, Regional Councillor for the Samora Machel Constituency, Fanuel Shivute encouraged the community of his constituency to heed the president’s call to keep their areas clean at all times.
Between 400 and 500 Windhoek residents, including Cabinet ministers and members of the diplomatic corps accredited to Namibia, joined the president in Friday’s activities.