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CoW Approves N$303-million Waste Management Plan


By:Hertha Ekandjo
The City of Windhoek (CoW) council has approved a N$303million Integrated Waste Management Plan (IWMP) to govern all waste management activities and processes within the Capital, according to a Simonis Storm Daily report on Tuesday.
The approval comes as the municipality secured N$36.8 million in funding from the European Union (EU) for the City’s solid waste management initiative.
The project comes as a result of the agreement signed between the city of Bremen, Germany, and Windhoek in January this year and is expected to recycle 2,000 tonnes of waste, with 100 monthly drop-offs per month by 2025.
“The waste buy-back centre will be constructed in Katutura along Hans-Dietrich Genscher Street with the aim of recycling, packaging waste, landfill, and solid waste management,” said the report.
Under the agreement that was signed in February, residents will be able to earn an income by selling recyclable waste back to the city.
This will be after the construction of two waste buy-back centres.
The first of these centres, according to the municipality, will be built at the corner of Hans-Dietrich Genscher and Bondel Streets in Katutura.
The Windhoek Municipal Council also approved the Windhoek Economic Development (WED) Strategy for the 2022-2027 period.
The strategy proposes six pillars, namely: agriculture and agro-processing, informal sector, micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) development, tourism, transport and logistics, and social development.

Hertha Ekandjo

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