CoW urges residents to not consume dead fish in Goreangab Dam

23 Feb 2017 12:00pm
WINDHOEK, 23 FEB (NAMPA) – The City of Windhoek (CoW) is advising residents to not consume the dead fish found floating in the Goreangab Dam.
Fish started dying last Thursday.
Situated in the western suburbs of Windhoek, the dam is regularly frequented for recreational purposes, and it is alleged that people have since last weekend collected dead fish for consumption.
In an interview on Saturday, CoW Recreation Administrator, Sakaria Amawe told Nampa the fish are dying due to the inflow of dirty rain water following last weekend’s heavy rainfall.
Amawe said it is not strange because fish always die during the rainy season every year.
“The fish should not be consumed because they can be a danger,” he said, adding that the CoW was surprised last week Friday to find some fish missing when an operation of disposal was to be conducted.
CoW Public Relations Officer, Lydia Amutenya Thursday told Nampa the local authority is conducting tests to determine the cause of death.
“Once the tests are done the CoW will inform the public,” she said