Annual national clean-up campaign launched
The annual national clean-up campaign to sensitize the public on the need to clean up the country was launched this week in Windhoek.
The Minister of Environment, Forestry and Tourism, Hon Pohamba Shifeta who officiated at the launch said the campaign activities planned for this year will run from 23 September to 31 March 2021.
“Amid the threat of COVID-19, large gatherings are discouraged, citizens are urged to undertake clean-up activities while observing social distancing requirements to prevent the further spread of the virus,” he said.
According to Shifeta, this year Namibia will not have a dedicated national clean-up day, but individuals, groups and institutions may conduct clean-up activities any day of the campaign period and beyond, provided safety measures against the pandemic are put in place.
“The Ministry is developing exciting interactive platforms through which we will encourage participation using virtual platforms such as social media. One specific activity to look out for is the trash tug challenge to be administered using social platforms,” he said.
Shifeta said individuals and groups will conduct clean-ups, take pictures before and after the clean-up, and then post the pictures using the hashtag #KeepNamibiaClean# to stand a chance to win exciting prizes.
The annual event was launched for the first time in 2018 .