Tourists frequenting the town of Rundu in the north-eastern part of Namibia can look forward to a cleaner surrounding, as the town embarked on a clean-up on 25 May 2018, supported by Vivo Energy Namibia.
Various local authorities across the country have heeded the call of President Hage Geingob for a nationwide clean-up and used the Africa Day public holiday on 25 May to clean-up their towns.
Vivo Energy Namibia, the company that markets and distributes Shell branded fuels and lubricants provided gloves and refuse bags to enable the town to host a successful clean-up.
Johan Grobbelaar, Vivo Energy Namibia’s Managing Director said: “The preservation of the environment is a key focus for us. As such, we are excited to partner with the Rundu Town Council in cleaning up the town and bringing to the fore the natural beauty of this area, endowed with lush green surroundings.”
“Changing behaviour to ensure a cleaner environment will require ongoing engagement. Our involvement will thus not be a once-off exercise, but we are looking at other ways to enable the people of Rundu to do the right thing and to maintain a clean environment,” Grobbelaar said.
The Managing Director said when communities neglect to look after their environment, it has social as well as economic repercussions. “It is harder for towns to attract investment, when people can’t see passed the heaps of rubbish along the streets.”
“As Namibians, we are all responsible to work towards a cleaner Namibia and ensure an unpolluted environment for current and future generations. Not one party can do this on their own. To ensure a sustainable approach, the government, private sector and local communities will have to work together,” he added.