No rubbish removal at Khorixas for months

19 March 2020 | Local News

Rubbish removal services at Khorixas have been at a standstill for the past five months because the vehicle licence of the town council's garbage truck expired last year.

As a result, people have started dumping their household rubbish in public areas, especially in the location, where residents complained of the situation yesterday.

Danny //Kheiseb said he has laid a complaint with the town council and requested that they remove the rubbish in front of his residence. He said the problem is exacerbated by dead dogs and cats that have been dumped along with household rubbish, causing a terrible stench.

“I do not know what do to any more. People are dumping whatever they like here. The smell of decomposing dogs and cats is in the air. It is very unhygienic for us living nearby and we would like the town council to remove this waste as soon as possible,” he said.

He added that the problem has become so bad that the rubbish blocks the road.

Another resident, Selma Naris, said they pay for basic services such as rubbish removal but it seems to be a constant problem for the council.

“We are sick and tired of this waste; it makes it look like there is no town council and it even looks like the residents do not pay for basic services.

I have brought this complaint up several times with the officials at the town council but nothing is being done.

They never give us concrete answers,” she fumed.

Khorixas CEO Andreas /Howoseb said the garbage truck is currently at the Namibian Traffic Information System (NaTIS) office for licence renewal, and they expect the rubbish removal to resume in two weeks.

/Howoseb called on residents to be patient in the meantime and to not dump their rubbish in the streets.

NAMPA

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