WINDHOEK, Sept. 19 – Bank Windhoek’s Omaruru branch staff members, recently collaborated with the town’s municipality and residents in a clean-up campaign themed: Reduce, Recycle and Reuse.
Close to a thousand learners, teachers and residents collected 1 500 bags of recyclables in three sections of the town. This was over and above the volumes of refuse collected separately.
The overall winning school, Ubasen Primary School, collected approximately 3 600 kilograms which equalled to 710 bags of recyclable waste and earned themselves N$2 000 in prize money for their concerted effort as a school.
The aim of the annual clean-up campaign was not only to clean the town, but to also raise awareness and educate the youth of Omaruru on the importance of living in a clean environment.
“Such campaigns are essential to keep Namibia clean, and to spread the message of no to littering, yes to recycling. If we want a cleaner Namibia, we need to spread the message to our youth – our future residents and leaders,” said the clean-up campaign organiser, Raymond Spall. He said that the campaign was a success as community members came out in numbers to support the initiative.
“As Bank Windhoek Omaruru branch, we are delighted that we took part in this clean-up campaign hosted by the municipality. Bank Windhoek Omaruru branch and other local companies worked as a team and made the event a success. We are proud to have contributed to this positive initiative. When your environment is clean, you feel happy, motivated and healthy”, said Bank Windhoek’s Omaruru branch administrator, Lazarus Nghidimbwa.
Three schools, namely Omaruru, Paheye and Ubasen Primary School participated in the initiative. Rent-A-Drum and Plastic Packaging sponsored the schools with refuge bags.
“Thank you Bank Windhoek for being an active partner in this clean-up campaign. This recycling effort would not have been possible without your generous support,” concluded Spall. – NDN Staffer