Getting the town clean

21 September 2019 | Environment

Paulina Nashilundo; Mayor of Swakopmund; “Every citizen should make it their responsibility not to litter, vandalise infrastructure and dump waste.”

Swakopmund · Adolf Kaure

Residents of all ages took take part in the national clean-up campaign today in various areas of Swakopmund.

Participants were divided into several groups and spend the morning hours cleaning areas like the Swakop River mouth in Kramersdorf, the space between the Go-Kart facility, around the airport, hospitals and clinics.

Speaking at a briefing before the clean-up started, the mayor of Swakopmund Paulina Nashilundo thanked residents who sacrificed their time to help maintain the cleanliness of the internationally renowned holiday resort.

“It is a great honour and with pride that I stand before you this morning to extend a message of gratitude on this important occasion.”

She added that during the launch of the national clean-up campaign, president Hage Geingob reiterated the importance of how a culture of cleaning up needed to be cultivated and should be instilled as a good practice.

“Every citizen should make it their responsibility not to litter, vandalise infrastructure and dump waste. Let us therefore continue to support his cause as we strive to become the cleanest country on the African continent”

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