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Namibia's waste management unsatisfactory

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The current waste management situation in Namibia is not satisfactory.

The Minister of Environment, Forestry, and Tourism, Pohamba Shifeta, says many settlements, villages, towns, and municipalities do not have proper landfills and are instead using dumpsites for waste disposal.

In its quest to clean up, the ministry handed over a mobile recycling station to the community of Okaukuejo-Ombika, in the Etosha Game Park.

Household recycling pilot programme launched in Windhoek

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A household recycling pilot programme was launched in Windhoek. It is aimed at effectively managing waste in Katutura's Luxury Hill area.

The pilot programme means to encourage residents to hold a positive attitude toward their environment and do their part to keep the City clean.

The solid waste management project is part of an agreement between the City of Windhoek and the Germany's Free Hanseatic City of Bremen titled 'Improving Solid Waste Management in Windhoek".

The project is financed by the European Union at a cost of N$36,8 million.