Only 26% of Kavango West has access to toilets

23 July 2020 | Local News

KENYA KAMBOWE

RUNDU



About 84% of the inhabitants of the Kavango West Region do not have access to toilet facilities.

To add insult to injury, 56 schools in the region do not have access to ablution facilities.

This means learners and adults alike must turn to nearby bushes to relieve themselves when nature calls.

The poverty-stricken region is also faced with a high youth unemployment rate, which currently stands at around 47%, while about 32% of the population have to travel an average of 31 kilometres to access potable water.

Kavango West regional governor Sirkka Ausiku made these revelations during her State of the Region Address (SORA) in Nkurenkuru yesterday.

Ausiku quoted statistics as reported by the Namibia Statistics Agency (NSA).



'Highly rural'

While commending the positive strides made by government to uplift the people in the Kavango West, a region she describes as 'highly rural', Ausiku said much needs to be done to improve the lives of residents.

This year's SORA was themed 'Youngest region at seven years', and saw Ausiku outlining the successes and challenges Kavango West has experienced and how they plan to address these challenges in the next five years.

“Although there are positive developments happening in the region in the past seven years, challenges remain substantially the same and need to be addressed in the next five years.”



Development

Ausiku said the region developed a regional statistic baseline data system, which aims to inform the public of its developmental progress.





She said that this system also aims to benchmark and measure future regional development programmes and projects that will change the livelihoods of people.

However, the governor called on government to rely on the readily available statistics as provided by the NSA.



“In addition, the region is requesting that allocation of the budgets must be informed by the available official statistics from the NSA on key developmental aspects of each region, and this process will lead to equity and fairness in budget and resource allocation,” Ausiku said.

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