OTJIWARONGO, 14 MAY – The Otjozondjupa Region’s sustainable waste management forum will spend more than N$306 000 on the clean-up campaign in the region on 25 May 2018.
Coordinator of the regional campaign, Lydia Kazapua recently told Nampa Otjozondjupa Governor, Otto Ipinge has demanded the success of the clean-up exercise, which will be held across the entire country and led by President Hage Geingob.
Kazapua said funds have been generated by the Office of the Governor from different stakeholders to be used for the region’s clean up.
Ipinge founded the region’s waste management organisation in March 2017.
“We want a big event for Otjozondjupa, and so far eight consultative meetings have been held with our stakeholders who also donated money for this event,” said Kazapua.
She said the money will be used to print promotional materials, buy refreshments and protective wear for participants and tools.
Stakeholders like the Roads Authority and Otjikoto B2Gold Mine have volunteered their workers to clean up alongside the B1 road, the Otjiwarongo-Outjo road, the Okakarara tarred road and Otjiwarongo-Kalkfeld road.
The Ohorongo and Cheetah cement factories and Plastic Packaging Otjiwarongo are also part of the campaign.
Different government ministries and agencies also pledged transport and staff members to the event.
Kazapua said the five local authorities in the region are busy mobilising community members to join the event.
She added that the region plans to hold similar events in the future on a monthly basis in towns such as Okahandja, Okakarara, Otjiwarongo, Otavi and Grootfontein and settlements.
Geingob commanded a nationwide mass clean-up campaign earlier this year and announced the date during his State of the Nation Address last month.