Sep 18

Minister of Environment calls out current waste management situation in Namibia as unsatisfactory

Minister of Environment, Forestry, and Tourism, Pohamba Shifeta, stated on Saturday that the current waste management situation in Namibia is unsatisfactory, as many villages, towns, and municipalities lack proper landfills and instead resort to using dumpsites for waste disposal. It is estimated that every year Namibia disposes off more than two million tons of waste on the planet. Pohamba Shifeta emphasised that poor waste management, which ranges from non-existent collection systems to ineffective disposal methods, contributes to air, water and soil pollution. Furthermore, the minister challenged the nation to explore innovative approaches to generate additional revenue, which would enable the country to enhance its waste management system, ultimately positioning Namibia as a leading African country in waste management.