RUNDU, 26 APR – The Rundu Town Council (RTC) held a clean-up campaign here on Wednesday aimed at preparing the town for the nationwide clean-up campaign scheduled for 25 May this year.
Rundu Mayor, Verna Sinimbo told Nampa on Wednesday council thought of preparing the residents to already start cleaning up prior to the nationwide clean-up day.
“People are talking so bad about Rundu that it is one of the dirtiest towns, thus, we thought to get residents together to get the feeling of how they will respond towards this clean-up, and it was positive indeed,” she said.
To this end, the RTC roped in trucks, bulldozers and hired government buses to pick up students from the University of Namibia and the Rundu Vocational Training Centre to clean up Maria Mwengere Road as well as around the Rundu Trade Fair Centre.
Public institutions that joined include the Ministry of Environment and Tourism, Ministry of Sports, Youth and National Service and the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture.
“This is already giving us hope that come 25 May, the turnout will definitely be bigger than this,” Sinimbo said.
Sinimbo added that council is tired of having a dirty town, as its aim is for residents to walk on litter-free streets and residential areas.
President Hage Geingob, during the State of the Nation Address recently, announced that the nationwide clean-up campaign, which was initially scheduled for 01 May, will now take place on 25 May.
Geingob announced his intention to set aside a day on which all Namibians will roll up their sleeves and engage in a nationwide clean-up campaign with the aim of making Namibia the cleanest country in Africa.