The Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism hosted the national cleaning campaign day under the theme: ‘Namibia, healthy and clean’ over the weekend at Etosha National Park.
Windhoek was once considered the cleanest in Africa, but Rwanda has since surpassed Namibia to claim the top title.
This campaign aims to put the nation back at number one, said environment minister Pohamba Shifeta.
The national campaign, which started on 25 May 2018, aims to promote recycling habits and has seen generous donations from various institutions, including a new mobile recycling station with a capacity to process 100 tonnes of recycled waste.
Oshana Regional Council chairperson Andreas Uutoni said the campaign aims to make a positive impact in combating pollution.
“This is a call to action, a reminder that the health of our nation is inseparable from the cleanliness of our surroundings, and every piece of litter we pick up, every tree we plant, and every sustainable practice we adopt, brings us closer to the vision of a healthier and cleaner Namibia,” said Uutoni.
To restore Namibia to its former splendor, the ministry is collaborating closely with local government agencies, plastic packaging businesses and the Old Mutual Namibia Foundation.