Swakopmund Municipality dedicated to keeping Swakopmund clean

Sharlien Tjambari

To keep Swakopmund and its surroundings clean, community based organisations and different churches have joined the Swakopmund Municipality to make Project Shine a success. Project shine which is an initiative by the Swakopmund Municipality is aimed at keeping the town and the main roads clean.

This year marks the 12th year of Project Shine which was inaugurated in 2007. Project Shine is an initiative that invites non-profit organizations to provide their services to clean predetermined areas in and around Swakopmund as well as to raise awareness and to educate the community on the benefits of sustaining the environment in a clean and tidy condition.
During the launch of Project Shine 2019 on Wednesday this week the Mayor of Swakopmund Pauline Nashilundo said the Swakopmund Municipality remains committed to retaining the cleanliness of the main road, at first when the project was initiated the main focus was on the main roads between Henties Bay and Swakopmund, Arandis and Swakopmund; and Walvis Bay and Swakopmund but, this has changed and the volunteers have moved to cleaning the beaches as well.
This year’s sponsors for Project Shine are Namibian Breweries Ltd (Pty), First National Bank, Bannerman Resources, Plastic Packaging and Rent-A-Drum Swakopmund. In total, all sponsors including the Swakopmund Municipality, sponsored N$114 000 for this year. Twelve groups who participated in 2017 and 2018 received their certificated of participation from the Swakopmund Municipality and the winning teams were as follows: for the 2017 winning teams, best group were Hai//on San Group, St Boniface Anglican Church Youth Group and Roman Catholic Mother Cycle Tamariskia. The best groups in 2018 were: at first place, St John Healing Mission, second place Rhenish Church Swakopmund and third place was the Roman Catholic Mother Cycle Tamariskia.
This year the group that will participate are, Arobian Football Club DRC, St John Healing Mission Church, Rhenish Church Swakopmund, Hanganeni Primary school, Oruuano Protectant Unity Church, St Joshua Star Church, Solafide Choir and M.P.H.K.K Mehi Rouherero. The group will clean Swakopmund until end of January this year and apply again to participate next year.
The Bishop of last year’s winning group, Likius Tjivikua said this is a very good initiative by the Swakopmund Municipality and his church have been participating almost every day since the project was launch in Swakopmund. “We do this voluntarily and I must say our members are ploughing back in the community by doing this. I urge all other church groups to participate in keeping our town clean and let us join hand towards the cleanliness of our town”. This year’s theme is “Air Pollution”.

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