City takes on weeding

In an effort to address weed control related demands and maintain a healthy and habitable environment for all residents, the City of Windhoek launched the seasonal weeding clean-up campaign at the Katutura cemetery on Saturday.
The event is part of the continuous mayoral clean-up campaigns that aim to engage and educate residents to change their behaviour and take full responsibility for their environment.
Speaking at the event, mayor Sade Gawanas thanked residents who made the effort to participate in this initiative. She emphasised that cleanliness can only be achieved through collaboration between the public, government and private sector, as well as the willingness of residents. It is therefore mandatory by the City Council that every property owner and the corporate world clean within a three (3) meter radius of their properties.
The city's cemeteries were previously maintained through an annual bidding procedure, but due to financial constraints, City Council decided to clean the cemeteries seasonally. All areas to be cleaned are divided into zones to create job opportunities for small and medium enterprises.