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German Embassy and German Development Cooperation rolls up its sleeves in support of the President’s National Clean-Up Campaign

23.05.2018 - Press release

During his State of the Nation Address, H.E. President Dr. Hage Geingob called upon his fellow Namibians to participate in the National Clean-Up Campaign, declared to be held on 25 May 2018.

Improper disposal of waste, littering and other forms of pollution are not only hazardous to human health and well-being, but also negatively impact our environment and agriculture, endangering plants, soil and livestock.

German Development Cooperation and the German Embassy have decided to commit to contributing to the campaign’s successful implementation.

In its endeavour to support communal farmers to achieve more profitable and sustainable modes of agricultural production, the Communal Land Development Project – Advisory Services (CLDP), implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the German Government, and co-financed by the European Union, has established a network of local mentors, which will organize and mobilise around 300 beneficiary farmers and farmer groups in various project areas, including Rundu, Okahao, Otamanzi Constituency, Okongo, Tsumkwe West and others, to actively take part in the event. The project will provide necessary equipment such as gloves, masks and rubbish bags to collect and dispose waste and garbage, so as to take on the issue of pollution in the Northern Communal Areas. The campaign will be accompanied with awareness raising and information events addressing the importance of sustainably protecting natural resources and the environment.

By doing so, CLDP as an actor of the German Development Cooperation in Namibia, aspires to foster environmental responsibility and awareness among beneficiary farmers and rural communities at large and to play its humble part in the President’s efforts to make Namibia a cleaner, even more beautiful place, for all of its citizens to enjoy and relish.

Deputy Head of Mission Ullrich Kinne, German Embassy staff and colleagues from German Development Cooperation will follow the President’s call to clean up in Windhoek this coming Friday, 25 May 2018.

On June 2, German Development Cooperation will also actively support the clean-up event of the Environmental Economics Network of Namibia (EENN) at Goreangab Dam and Eveline Street.