KEETMANSHOOP, 17 MAY – The Keetmanshoop Municipality will start cleaning up the //Kharas Region capital on Friday with dumpsites and illegal dumping areas in and around town topping the list.
Its Public Relations Officer, Dawn Kruger explained to Nampa on Thursday that the municipality has a lot of cleaning to do ahead of the main countrywide clean-up campaign on 25 May 2018.
She added that the municipality has therefore established five different groups that will clean the dumpsites and illegal dumping places as from Friday until 24 May.
The groups consist of municipal employees from different departments who will be joined by members of the Namibian Defence Force (NDF).
“We have realised that we have large spaces of illegal dumping sites around our town, so we have decided to start with the different places where this illegal dumping takes place and also the different dumping site,” she noted.
The first group will clean up the dumpsite in Noordhoek on Friday, followed by a second group that will clean up the illegal dumping spots at Extension 5 at the new Mass Housing area on Monday and Tuesday.
On Wednesday, the third group will be joined by the NDF members to clean extensions 4 and 6 in the Ileni informal settlement, while the fourth group will clear the dumpsite in Krönlein and also alongside the area of the road leading out to Aroab.
On Friday next week, the main day of the campaign, the municipality will be joined by the community, schools, churches and health officers to clean the entire town.
On that day, the //Kharas Regional Council will clear the surroundings of Naute Dam and the Roads Contractor Company (RCC) will join the operation along the roads in and out of town, while the municipality will head the process in a 20-kilometre radius around Keetmanshoop.
The national clean-up campaign was initiated by President Hage Geingob early this year.