By Confidente Reporter
AT least 153 households in Walvis Bay rural and Daures constituencies now have access to toilets following the construction of ablution facilities in the area by the Erongo regional council.
Addressing the council recently, chairperson of Erongo regional council Hafeni Ndemula said the council is the only council awarded unqualified financial statements for the past
“The construction work of rural toilets in Walvis Bay Rural and Daures constituencies has been completed. One hundred fifty-three (153) households benefited from the project,” said Ndemula.
“The drought experienced during the last few years, has left our communities destitute and vulnerable, as the sub-government of the Republic of Namibia – council has embarked on various programmes in collaboration with strategic development partners and the Office of the Prime Minister.”
Ndemula indicated that at Omatjete the council commenced with phase II of the provision of service infrastructure in Omatjete which had a successful completion.
“We are currently finalizing the awarding of bids for phase III which is to extend sewerage and water networks reticulation to the remaining houses,” Ndemula indicated.
“A few gravel streets were constructed and council still wants to extend the gravel of streets through the Road Fund Administration (RFA) a process that will commence in the middle of February 2018.”
According to Ndemula, the council is busy through the appointed consultant to recommend for the appointment of a contractor that will attend to the gravelling of main roads in Uis as well as rehabilitation the Bitumen Road in the Uis town through funding from RFA.
“The council wishes to formalize the waste disposal sites at Uis, Okombahe and Otjimbingwe Settlements as per requirements of the Environmental Management Act 7 of 2007 and the provisions of the National Solid Waste Management Strategy.
“Therefore, a request for proposals for the provision of technical assistance to council towards the formalization of the waste disposal sites at Uis, Okombahe and Otjimbingwe Settlements were sent to various companies.”
“The Bids closed and the process of adjudicating those bids will now commence”
Ndemula explained that a consultant – Winplan, was appointed for the provision of a town planning scheme for Wlotzkasbaken and that the consultant is already in advance stages of the project.
He added that the regional council had completed construction of four houses and will be handed over soon while the remaining uncompleted houses will be completed in the due course.
“All outstanding materials for completion of built together houses were acquired. “
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