Kniediep in die gemors

27 January 2019 | Environment

Yolanda Nel - Inwoners van die Hakahana informele nedersetting in die hoofstad is moeg dat versoeke aan die Windhoekse stadsraad om rommel te verwyder, op dowe ore val.

Inwoners kla dat hulle al die afgelope drie jaar by die munisipaliteit kla omdat vullis nie op 'n gereelde basis verwyder word nie, maar dat daar sedert Oktober verlede jaar geen vullis verwyderingsdiens is nie.

Harold Akwenye, bestuurder vir korporatiewe kommunikasie, bemarking en openbare deelname by die stadsraad, het erken dat vullis lanklaas in die nedersetting verwyder is, hoewel hy sê die laaste verwyderingsdatum in November was en nie in Oktober nie.

'n Inwoner van die gebied, Elifas Swartbooi, het in 'n onderhoud met Nampa gesê dat hulle die munisipaliteit kan bel en sê hulle moet die vullis kom haal, maar dan moet hulle hoor daar is nie nou 'n trok beskikbaar nie. In reaksie het Akwenya gesê dat die onophoud as gevolg is van herstelwerk aan die vullisverwyderingslorrie wat die vullishouers moet verwyer. “Die trok is nou herstel en is operasioneel,” sê hy.

Die bevolking in Haka-hana groei ook teen 'n geweldige tempo en die stadsraad kan nie met die huidige hulpbronne voorbly met die instroming van vullis nie. “Die bestuur is besig om strategieë te ontwikkel wat kan bydra tot die dienslewering in Hakahana en alle ander noordwestelike gebiede,” sê hy.

Akwenya verduidelik dat die trok nie net vir Hakahana bestem is nie. “Drie jaar gelede is daar een keer 'n maand vullis verwyder, maar teen die huidige groei van inwoners, is die vereiste dat daar daagliks vullis hier verwyder word,” het hy verduidelik.

Benewens 'n gebrek aan vullisverwyderingsdienste, is nog 'n probleem 'n tekort aan toilette in die gebied en word inwoners genoop om die ashoop as 'n ontlastingsarea te gebruik. Tog voer Akwenya aan dat daar wel toilette in noord-westelike nedersettings opgerig is. “Van hierdie toilette is deur die gemeenskap gevandaliseer, terwyl toiletpotte, deure en pype gesteel is,” sê hy. Die begroting van die huidige finansiële jaar is gebruik om die toilette te installeer.

Similar News

 

Asbestos removal project under way

5 days ago - 15 April 2019 | Environment

Arandis • Leandrea Louw The Walvis Bay municipal council accepted a proposal by Adcon CC to rehabilitate the hazardous waste site and create more space...

'n Swartsak vol gemors bring hoop

1 week ago - 07 April 2019 | Environment

Windhoek • Yolanda Nel'n Uitstappie in Windhoek se middestad het een vrou aangespoor om 'n verskil te maak en nou hoop sy ander volg in...

A world ­without waste

1 week ago - 07 April 2019 | Environment

Windhoek • Yolanda Nel The invention of plastic changed the world in so many ways – for better and for worse – and it's...

Seeing the unseen

3 weeks ago - 24 March 2019 | Environment

Bank Windhoek, in conjunction with the University of Namibia (Unam) and Netherland’s Radboud University (RU) Nijmegen, host a scientific event titled ‘Building the Namibian Africa...

From cooking oil to biofuel

1 month - 10 March 2019 | Environment

Windhoek • Yolanda NelA bottle of cooking oil is heated up in the deep fryer to make the perfect, golden chicken nuggets. Once the oil...

How the Moringa can purify water

1 month - 10 March 2019 | Environment

Next Thursday (14 March), the National Commission on Research, Science & Technology (NCRST) hosts a public lecture presented by Prof Habauka Kwaambwa on the evaluation...

Where to with the animals?

1 month - 10 March 2019 | Environment

Windhoek • Nina Cerezo Following the recent culling of hyenas to save the Wild Horses of the Garub, environment minister Pohamba Shifeta repeatedly referred to...

Climate change slows aquaculture

1 month - 03 March 2019 | Environment

Lüderitz • Ewin LeuschnerA workshop titled Enhancing Climate Change Resilience in the Benguela Current Fisheries System was ­held in Lüderitz recently, where experts discussed the...

Blue economy faces myriad challenges

1 month - 03 March 2019 | Environment

Windhoek • Jana-Mari Smith “The work on Namibia's blue economy is on-going, yet little information on the status thereof exists,” says Institute for Public Policy...

Way too much waste in Africa

1 month - 24 February 2019 | Environment

Windhoek • Yolanda Nel Current trends indicate that Africa's waste generation is expected to reach more than 240 million tonnes per year by 2025...

Latest News

Klein dade, groot harte

5 days ago - 15 April 2019 | Social Issues

Toyota Indongo het verlede week in die vroeë oggendure gaan blikskud , alles ten bate van kanker. Die gesigte getuig dat 'n klein daad almal...

Staalperde in die wilde weste

5 days ago - 15 April 2019 | Events

Windhoek • Yolanda Nel Van 3 tot 5 Mei behoort die baan aan motorfietsentoesiaste, met die twee-jaarlikse Olifant-wedren op Gobabis wat 'n groot makietie beloof.“Die...

Only unoccupied structures to go

5 days ago - 15 April 2019 | Infrastructure

Yolanda Nel The bid to remove illegal structures on municipal land only refers to unauthorised incomplete and unoccupied structures. In an effort to clear the...

Asbestos removal project under way

5 days ago - 15 April 2019 | Environment

Arandis • Leandrea Louw The Walvis Bay municipal council accepted a proposal by Adcon CC to rehabilitate the hazardous waste site and create more space...

The gentleman netball coach

5 days ago - 15 April 2019 | People

Walvis Bay • Adolf Kaure Bobsey Kanku Musambani whose coaching has transformed netball at the coast since his introduction to the sport, was born in...

Social entrepreneurs making their mark

5 days ago - 15 April 2019 | Education

The Red Bull Amaphiko Connect 2019 event took place at the end of March at a warehouse in Windhoek's northern industrial with more than 30...

Say it!

5 days ago - 15 April 2019 | Opinion

Send your “Erongo” or “WE” SMSs to 51500 (at N$3 each) to have your say. Riverside avenue in Swakop which describes exactly where it is,...

Events calendar

5 days ago - 15 April 2019 | Art and Entertainment

Currently running• Follow the hidden magic, an exhibition by Anja Nowack, can be viewed at El Barrio in Windhoek until 17 April.• On the Brink,...

Go forth and save!

5 days ago - 15 April 2019 | Banking

Many graduates can benefit by adopting good money management principles early in their careers to ensure a stable and stress free financial future. “Whether you...

Load More