Khomas moet skoner

07 June 2018 | Health

Die uitbreking van siektes wat die afgelope jaar in die Khomasstreek woed, word grotendeels toegeskryf aan die onvermoeë om rommel te bestuur.

Volgens die goewerneur van die Khomasstreek, Laura McLeod-Katjirua, het rommel 'n groot bron van kommer geword. “Dit is 'n bedreiging, nie net vir die gesondheid van ons inwoners nie, maar kan dit ook 'n impak op die grond en water hê,” het sy tydens haar Khomas-streeksrede gesê.

“Boonop beïnvloed dit die land se reputasie as 'n toerisme bestemming. Hoe skoon Windhoek was, was nog altyd iets wat toeriste bewonder het, maar dit is beslis nie meer die geval nie. Hierdie probleem het dringend ons aandag nodig,” het sy gesê.

McLeod-Katjirua het haar dank teenoor die Kabinet uitgespreek wat die nasionale afvalbestuurstrategie tydens die 2017/2018 finansiële jaar goedgekeur het. “Dit het ten doel om die algemene bestuur van rommel te verbeter, sodat Namibië teen 2028 weer 'n voorloper sal wees in rommelbestuur.”

Die strategie pak die ontwikkeling van infrastruktuur vir afvalbestuur aan, sowel as toenemende personeelkapasiteit. Dit het ook ten doel om die vermindering van afval en die herwinning daarvan te bevorder, en om bewustheid onder inwoners te verbeter.

McLeod-Katjirua en haar span bly bekommerd oor die onwettige sandmynbedrywighede wat veral op Groot-Aub opgemerk word. “'n Omgewingsklaringsertifikaat is nodig om sand te myn en moet betrokke persone die nodige dokumentasie hê om voort te gaan met hul werksaamhede,” het sy gesê.

Onwettige jag is ook in Khomas opgemerk en het McLeod-Katjirua gewaarsku dat boetes in hierdie verband onlangs in die Parlement aangepas is.

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