Namibia to develop waste management strategy

Namibia is developing a solid waste management policy to reduce pollution in national parks and public places, a move the government expects to make the country the cleanest in Africa by 2028. Namibia’s minister of environment and tourism Pohamba Shifeta revealed this in the national sold waste management strategy plan released August 19, as per a report in Xinhua.

He said the strategy will impact heavily on the social and economic set-up of the country through job creation for the youth. “It is my belief that implementation of this strategy will also deliver considerable socio-economic benefits in terms of employment creation. Cabinet has approved this strategy and endorsed the need for a cross sectoral solid waste management advisory panel to guide its implementation,” he was quoted as saying.

Shifeta added that the government will drive the strategy through working with stakeholders in the private sector. As part of the proposed strategy, the Namibian government looks to have most of the disposed waste recycled, be it industrial waste or municipal solid waste.