WINDHOEK, 18 MAY – Ohorongo Cement has vowed to contribute towards Namibia’s quest to become the cleanest country in Africa.
This was announced by the company’s Managing Director, Hans-Wilhelm Schütte in a media statement availed to Nampa on Friday.
The company will ensure that selected non-recyclable materials collected during and after the upcoming National Clean-up Day on 25 May 2018 do not end up on landfills.
These materials, according to the statement, are third alternative fuels in Ohorongo Cement’s fuels mix as the company has been using alternative fuels consisting of encroacher bush and charcoal fines since 2011 and 2015 respectively.
The statement further states that the usage of alternative fuels is part of the company’s effort to reduce its impact on the environment and to reduce a dependence on non-recyclable fossil fuels.
“Ohorongo has been doing its part in ensuring that Namibia becomes a clean country since 2017, when we went into an agreement with Rent-A-Drum, for the supply and delivery of non-recyclable material to use during the cement manufacturing process,” said Schütte.
This move by Ohorongo Cement to become part of the solution to keep Namibia clean according to Schütte has created more than 100 jobs at Rent-A-Drum’s Refuse Derived Fuel processing plant.
Aside from this commitment, the company will also supply gloves, rakes and spades to the Otavi Town Coucil to be used on the national clean-up day.