At least 10 neighbourhoods in the Ouidah council in Benin are currently competing for the title of cleanest neighbourhood. The competition, recently launched by the NGO Bénin ville propre, aims to rid Ouidah of waste.
“The competition, recently launched by the NGO Bénin ville propre”, aims to rid Ouidah of waste. This is the aim of the competition, which was recently launched by the NGO Bénin ville propre, in collaboration with the Ouidah town hall, the Société de gestion des déchets et de la salubrité du grand Nokoué (SGDS-GN), the Beninese Ministry of the Living Environment and Sustainable Development and Moov-Bénin, a money-sending and receiving service.
Called “Ouidah clean city”, the competition concerns 10 neighbourhoods in the commune of Ouidah. Candidates will be scored on a basis of 100 points and according to various criteria, including the cleanliness of the neighbourhoods, the level of mobilization of the population, awareness and communication actions of elected officials towards their constituents. The different neighbourhoods will also have to propose approaches that can lead to a “sustainable cleanliness of the municipality of Ouidah”. The equipment used to clean up the neighbourhoods will be provided by the Société de gestion des déchets et de la salubrité du grand Nokoué.
The competition will last 3 months
The contest will run for a period of three months. Prizes will be awarded to the top three neighbourhoods. The first will be endowed with a playground of 50 million CFA francs (more than 76,000 euros). The 2nd and 3rd will be equipped respectively with playgrounds of 30 million CFA francs (about 46,000 euros) and 20 million CFA francs (about 31,000 euros).
The sanitation project launched in Ouidah is part of a vast program underway in the commune. Called “Beautification of the town of Ouidah”, the initiative aims to make the town clean, identify public squares and beautify them, and set up a framework for sustainable cleanliness in the town of Ouidah.