SWAKOPMUND: The 25th anniversary of the Montreal Protocol on the International Ozone Day was celebrated here on Saturday under the theme ‘Protecting our atmosphere for generations to come’.
The protocol was signed in 1987, and aims at phasing out both production and consumption of ozone-depleting substances from member countries, of which Namibia is one.
Governor of the Erongo Region, Cleophas Mutjavikua, indicated in a speech read on his behalf by his personal advisor, Ellison Hijarunguru, on Saturday that the protocol is a true reflection of what has been done so far to ensure that future generations live in a healthy environment.
He said that as Namibia is gearing up to become a more industrialised country, the citizens should bear in mind that some technology may pose a threat to the environment if not used in an appropriate way.
Mutjavikua further said businesses should consider sustainable development and the use of environmentally-friendly products when conducting business in Namibia.
GOBABIS; Governor of the Omaheke Region, Laura McLeod-Katjirua, has called on parents to become more involved in their children’s education in order to avoid issues of ill-discipline and underperformance of learners.
McLeod-Katjirua, who was speaking at the handover of textbooks to the Epako Secondary School as part of the Old Mutual Education Excellence Award on Friday, said many of the schools in the region have been performing poorly, mainly as a direct result of ill-discipline.
She said parents should become active role players in the education of their children by frequently attending parents’ meetings, school parent days, and school board meetings.
The governor said parental responsibility is one of the great essential elements in the enforcement of discipline to ensure the best possible performances, adding that as such, stable families will contribute towards stable behaviour, performance and outcomes.
She noted that unattended children and fragment relationships at home impact the outcome of results, eg domestic violence, alcohol abuse, and constant arguments in front of children.