CoW avails N.dollars 17 million in response to Hepatitis E outbreak

30 Jan 2018 17:00pm
WINDHOEK, 30 JAN (NAMPA) – The City of Windhoek (CoW) will avail N.dollars 17 million in response to the Hepatitis E outbreak, Mayor Muesee Kazapua has said.
Speaking at the Mayoral New Year’s breakfast here on Tuesday, Kazapua said the funds will go towards the provision of additional toilets and repairing the existing damaged ablution facilities at the affected informal settlements.
This comes after the Ministry of Health Social Services issued a statement on 25 January outlining that since the Hepatitis E outbreak in October 2017, two people have died from the virus - both women who succumbed to Hepatitis E complications after giving birth. A further 488 cases of the virus were reported since.
Kazapua added that CoW will further appoint electrical contractors in February to offer electricity services at Havana and Babylon informal settlements.
“We should be serious about the affairs of the local authority as per our mandate to serve the public. Let us talk less and do more,” Kazapua said.
He added that the City will continue with the formalisation of informal settlements by appointing successful contractors to service land and build houses in the informal settlements.
“Informal settlements should be the top priorities and as councillors, we should continue with consultative governance through community meetings. In doing so, we are promoting governance together with the community members,” said Kazapua.