REHOBOTH, 28 AUG – The Rehoboth Town Council (RTC) on Tuesday awarded certificates of appreciation to stakeholders that were assisting financially and materially during the national clean-up day in May this year.
A total of 60 certificates were given to different stakeholders, including members of the uniformed forces, health ministry, local business people and construction companies.
In her speech, a representative of the Ministry of Urban and Rural Development, Natalia |Gôagoses, said without the assistance of the stakeholders, Rehoboth would not have staged a successful campaign.
“I am grateful for all the stakeholders that heeded the call of our president to be part of the clean-up campaign and that contributed immensely to the success of the day. Without your involvement, we would not have made it,” she expressed.
She stressed that Rehoboth has on many occasions been deprived of basic services such as refuse removal and thus promised that the RTC, with all role players, will do its best to satisfy the needs of its residents.
“We have undertaken to dispatch refuse bins in all areas so we can keep our beautiful town clean. We are in the process to endorse by-laws such as the waste management policies to make sure that people dumping refuse illegally are dealt with,” she noted.
She assured that signs will be erected to warn residents to refrain from illegal refuse dumping and those that are found of transgressing the laws and rules will be dealt with and will receive fines.
“We will set up committees that will keep an eye on would be perpetrators to root out the evil of a dirty town,” she continued.
Health related issues, |Gôagoses said, will be given serious attention.
“We know that recently our town had cases of the H1N1 Influenza reported. Such cases are caused by unhygienic living conditions and therefore, we will do everything in our power to rid the town of environment-borne diseases,” she concluded. – NAMPA