COMMUNITY BASED CLEANING CAMPAIGN

Lepelle Nkumpi Local Municipality leads the practice of environmental friendliness. The municipality has initiated a waste management programme to provoke cleanliness.

The Mayor Cllr Meriam Molala together with councillors and municipal employees led the initiative and took to the streets of Lebowakgomo, Central Business District (CBD) to pick up waste together with the residents and various stakeholders. National Department of Environmental Affairs, Good Green Deeds beneficiaries, EPWP Beneficiaries, Lebowakgomo Taxi Association, Capricorn District Municipality, Limpopo Economic Development, Environment and Tourism were amongst of the stakeholders who graced the campaign.

"This is an opportunity to inform people that recycling is an important yet positive activity. Waste is wealth, waste is our health", said Mayor Meriam Molala. She edged everyone who showed up at the campaign to continue with this fruitful activity. The mayor outlined the benefits of the initiative as the centre with potential to eradicate poverty and most importantly, to create an awareness against littering.

Job creation and poverty eradication are some of the goals of the cleaning campaign. Thus it is important, to involve the community from the beginning. This is development for the residents and also people who are in business around the CBD, to keep a healthy, friendly environment and generate income to sustain families and also attract investors.

This initiative follows after the Municipality scooped position 2 in the 2019-2020 Capricorn District greenest competition and was awarded a certificate and R25 000 prize money. The plan is to keep up with this trend and make cleanliness fashionable.