Simuchoba calls for sustainable management of environment

By Staff Reporter

WESTERN Province Permanent Secretary Sibanze Simuchoba has told the people in the province to support sustainable management of the environment by combating air pollution towards clean, green and healthy surroundings.

Simuchoba said there was need for everyone to act responsibly and prevent air pollution by doing away with open air burning of waste and uncontrolled bush fires.

Speaking at Imwiko Secondary School grounds in Mongu during the commemoration of the UN World Environment Day yesterday, Simuchoba said the quality of air people breathe depends on the lifestyle choices that are made every day, hence the need for everyone to take some action.

Simuchoba said this year’s Environmental Day theme was appropriate as it encouraged collective efforts towards exploitation of renewable energy, green technologies and improved air quality across the world.

Meanwhile, a Mongu resident Masiye Mulele has appealed to residents to leave a legacy for the future generation by creating a culture of planting trees and desist from littering the surroundings.

And a grade ten pupil of Katongo Secondary School, Victoria Chibuye urged other pupils to preserve the environment by planting trees and cleaning the surroundings in order to enjoy a healthy lifestyle.

This year’s World Environment Day was held under the theme: Combating Air Pollution for a Clean, Green and Health Environment