WINDHOEK, 24 MAY – To heed the call of President Hage Geingob to join the national clean-up campaign slated for Friday, the Namibia Press Agency (Nampa) held a clean-up at Windhoek’s Okahandja Park informal settlement on Thursday.
The agency’s management and staff members, with the assistance of residents of the settlement, picked up litter in the area, including in riverbeds.
Nampa’s Chief Executive Officer, Isack Hamata said in an interview where national campaigns are organised, the agency is sure to respond to them.
“This is an extension of our work for the people of Namibia. A national campaign has been called by the first citizen of this country, so we are heeding that call,” Hamata said.
He further said the clean-up was symbolic in showing that the agency supports environmental cleanliness and that everyone should live in a clean environment.
Immanuel Kamati, one of the community members assisting in the agency’s campaign, said the importance of having such campaigns was the reduction of hygiene-related diseases in the communities.
Another resident, Elina Jonas told Nampa she felt proud to be part of the initiative that promoted cleanliness.
“I stay in Okahandja Park and I am proud to see everybody with a rubbish bag, cleaning,” she said, before calling on all Namibians to join in the national clean-up campaign which coincides with Africa Day on Friday.