Ongwediva's New Reception residents suffer mosquito attacks

11 Sep 2014 19:36pm
ONGWEDIVA, 11 SEP (NAMPA) - A resident of the New Reception location at Ongwediva is allegedly responsible for the mosquito plague currently experienced in the area.
This resident, whose name was not made available, made an illegal toilet pipeline connection from his house to the council’s main sewerage system.
Council's spokesperson, Andreas Utoni said this in response to residents' complaints that the town leadership offers no help to fight the outbreak of mosquitoes at that location.
The residents have been suffering from mosquito bites over the past few months, and they now fear Malaria infections.
“We have spent a lot of money to buy anti-mosquito spray such as the Doom to protect ourselves against mosquitoes,” one resident told Nampa on Thursday.
They charged that the Ongwediva Town Council was approached to assist in fighting the mosquitoes, but it has thus far failed to do so.
“We want the town council to organise a serious spraying campaign to help us fight the mosquitoes in our location,” the residents requested.
Utoni said the council is aware of the New Reception’s mosquito issue, and the problem has already been attended to.
“Mosquitoes will not be there anymore, now that the flow of sewerage water into the oshana has been fixed. It is just a matter of time for the dirty water, which is still there, to dry up,” he explained.
Utoni could not confirm whether action will be taken against the culprit in the said illegal connection.