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Value of waste

From left to right: The Deputy Mayor of Swakopmund, Councillor Louise Madi; Wessie Van Der Westhuizen, MD of the Breweries and Clive Lawrence, General Manager of the Health Department at the Swakopmund Municipality.

From left to right: The Deputy Mayor of Swakopmund, Councillor Louise Madi; Wessie Van Der Westhuizen, MD of the Breweries and Clive Lawrence, General Manager of the Health Department at the Swakopmund Municipality.

“The Economic value of waste material” is the theme for an annual initiative by the Swakopmund Municipality to teach young people the benefits of waste management and recycling. The project is sponsored by Namibia Breweries.
Called Project Shine, it comprises eight non-profit organizations. Mondesa Green Ambassadors; DRC Green Ambassadors; Blue Boys FC; Namib High School; Westside High School; Protestant Unity Church (Oruuano); Swakopmund Special & Paralympic Club; and More Abundant Life were approved to participate in the clean-up campaign for six months.
“The overall aim of Project Shine is to ensure environmental sustainability by stimulating an ownership culture among the residents of Swakopmund”, said Project Shine coordinator Robeam Ujaha.
Project Shine started as a clean-up campaign in 2007 with the aim to bring together businesses, schools and non-profit organizations to contribute positively to their local environment.  At the launch the Deputy Mayor of the Swakopmund Municipality, Councillor Louise Madi requested motorists and other road users to refrain from littering.
“I humbly urge all of us as proud Namibians using the national roads to cease from littering the roadsides, not only between Swakopmund and Arandis, but throughout the rest of Namibia to preserve the natural beauty of our country,” she said.
The guest speaker of the day was Wessie Van Der Westhuizen, Managing Director of Namibia Breweries Limited.

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