Skulls, tyres block drains

28 December 2018 | Local News

The City of Windhoek has called upon residents to stop flushing solid objects down the drain and making illegal connections to the city's sewerage system.

The municipality had to unblock

1 600 sewers in November.

“A total of 998 of these blockages occurred in the northern suburbs. Items removed included tyres, car spare parts, cattle skulls, bones, sheets, clothes, sticks and even various metal objects,” the City said in a press release.





“These blockages cause sewage to overflow and this pollutes the area and can lead to the further spread of diseases such as hepatitis E. The public is cautioned to dispose of these items at the designated areas around the city.

“It is critically important to know what can be disposed of in the sewerage system because the City, on a daily basis, has to use its limited resources to clear up these blockages ... caused by objects that should never have entered the sewerage system,” the municipality said.

“We rely on residents of Windhoek to support us.”

More than 4 000 hepatitis E cases have been reported countrywide in the past year. Eighty percent of these could be traced back to Windhoek's Havana and Goreangab informal settlements.

The outbreak is caused by poor hygiene and sanitation, the health ministry has said.

Windhoek residents can report blocked drains by calling 061 290 2402/2162.

ELVIRA HATTINGH

Similar News

 

'We shall overcome'

1 day - 22 March 2019 | Local News

President Hage Geingob says that despite a myriad of challenges, Namibia is capable of rising further, following 29 years of independence.“I stand before you with...

No end to Amarika water woes

1 day - 22 March 2019 | Local News

Despite several interventions by the Omusati regional council and other stakeholders, Amarika villagers still don't have potable water from the multimillion-dollar desalination plant donated by...

Namibians 'unhappy'

1 day - 22 March 2019 | Local News

Namibia is rated among the countries with the saddest populations in the world.This was revealed in the 2019 World Happiness Report, which was released as...

N$9m to discipline NAC executives

3 days ago - 20 March 2019 | Local News

Namibia Airports Company (NAC) executive for commercial services Toska Sem has come out guns blazing, saying the disciplinary hearing she underwent was biased. It was...

Thirsty villagers turn to tombo

3 days ago - 20 March 2019 | Local News

Amarika residents are consuming salty, green water from self-created wells, as well as tombo, as they wait for government to purchase tyres for a tanker...

Celebration amid the gloom

3 days ago - 20 March 2019 | Local News

Social activist and former parliamentarian Rosa Namises says there is not much to be excited about on Independence Day, while others added that although there...

Booys to stay put

3 days ago - 20 March 2019 | Local News

Following months of community meetings, protest actions and petitions, a group of Okahandja residents who are demanding that regional councillor Steve 'Biko' Booys be removed,...

Rundu shenanigans continue

3 days ago - 20 March 2019 | Local News

Acting Rundu CEO Sikongo Haihambo says the town council's failure to elect a third member for its management committee is hindering effective service delivery.Haihambo made...

Public urged to give input on laws

3 days ago - 20 March 2019 | Local News

The Law Reform and Development Commission (LRDC) has urged members of the public to come forward and share their experiences with laws that have already...

AR a ningi ehololomadhilaadhilo

3 days ago - 20 March 2019 | Local News

Kwa gandja oshiholelwa sheidhopo mo lyegumbo lyepangelo momvula yo 2015, ndyoka lya yi moshipala oompangela dhokwiikuthila evi okuza koAR, ngashiingeyi ehwahwameko ndyoka olya popi kutya...

Latest News

Namibians first!

1 day - 22 March 2019 | Business

The Construction Industries Federation (CIF) of Namibia has proposed that bidders with less than 100% ownership by Namibian citizens should be disqualified from bidding for...

2019 ‘to-do’ lists for business...

1 day - 22 March 2019 | Columns

Getting your business off to a great start in a new year requires planning, critical thinking and dedication to executing your strategy.We asked Forbes Coaches...

A fierce corporate climber

1 day - 22 March 2019 | People

Carlota David-Howoses was born and grew up in Rundu.She attended Noordgrens Secondary School in Rundu, then moved over to Etosha Secondary School in Tsumeb and...

We are at a crossroads

1 day - 22 March 2019 | Opinion

I remember when I turned 29. The battle scars were starting to show. There were hard decisions. The hangovers of 'nice times' and the gay...

Pupkewitz Megaboards opens door

1 day - 22 March 2019 | Business

Pupkewitz Megabuild recently opened a new subsidiary, Pupkewitz Megaboards. “Pupkewitz Megabuild continues to expand its product and service offering in line with the Pupkewitz Group’s...

Satrix lists ETFs on local...

1 day - 22 March 2019 | Business

Satrix on Tuesday announced its secondary listing of its global exchange traded funds (ETFs) suite on the Namibian Stock Exchange (NSX).The listing is the first...

Corruption - A social disease...

1 day - 22 March 2019 | Columns

Johan Coetzee - One of the most popular indices used by investors to provide them with an indication of the level of corruption and governance...

Government pharmaceutical plant on hold

1 day - 22 March 2019 | Health

Government's plan to construct a pharmaceutical plant is on hold until various agreements are reached with private sector partners involved in the project.This is according...

Local content top priority

1 day - 22 March 2019 | Economics

A 'buy local' policy with local content requirements will, in the long run, help smaller businesses to sell goods and services to government.This was the...

Load More