TSUMEB: Hundreds of Tsumeb residents continue to queue up at a municipal public toilet here to fetch water for household use after their water taps were damaged about two weeks ago.
The municipality’s public toilet ‘Number Two’, as it is commonly known, in Soweto is now the only source of water for residents of the Kuvukiland informal settlement, because it has a shower tap and flush toilets.
Tsumeb Municipality Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Archie Benjamin said in an interview with Nampa yesterday that the situation came about after some members of the public broke six public water taps in the Kuvukiland and Soweto areas about two weeks ago.
He said unknown thugs broke the public water taps where residents fetch water from with their pre-paid keys.
Benjamin noted that the municipality is now waiting for spare parts to come from Windhoek to repair the taps.
The CEO then accused the residents of Soweto and Kuvukiland for being careless and sabotaging pre-paid water taps put up for them at strategic centres.
KEETMANSHOOP; The executive director of the Women’s Action for Development (WAD) organisation has advised all working Namibian parents to organise study policies for their children.
Veronica de Klerk made the appeal during the graduation ceremony of 145 young people from WAD’s southern centre here yesterday.
Courses offered at the centre include gender-related law, typing, tailoring, office administration and computer literacy.
De Klerk said it is crucial for parents to acquire study insurance policies for their children as soon as possible to enable them to pay for further studies at institutions such as the University of Namibia (Unam) and the Polytechnic of Namibia (PoN).
She advised them to plan timely and wisely, and not to wait until it is too late.