Makgone cautions Rundu Town Council to keep town clean

05 Feb 2018 15:10pm
RUNDU, 05 FEB (NAMPA) – The Deputy Minister of Urban and Rural Development has called on the Rundu Town Council of to keep the town clean to prevent outbreaks of cholera and Hepatitis E.
Sylvia Makgone made the call during a ground-breaking ceremony for the construction of 123 National Housing Enterprise (NHE) houses at Rundu, on Friday.
She said there have been outbreaks of Hepatitis E and cholera in the capital city, Windhoek and thus cautioned the local authority here to maintain good hygiene at all times as a preventative measure.
“Our towns are dirty. Can the local authority do something there,” she pleaded with the council.
Rundu is a fast growing town but the huge amount of litter affects its appearance and growth potential.
During the opening of the first council meeting recently, Rundu Mayor Verna Sinimbo expressed fear that the filth could turn away investors who have identified the town as a potential home for their businesses.
Sinimbo said one of the biggest headaches the council faces with is the town’s cleanliness.
“I would like to urge us to make it a cooperative effort to educate our residents on the importance of cleanliness as this will add to the attractiveness of our town for investors and outsiders,” she stressed.
She said the town council will increase its efforts to enforce penalties on perpetrators of illegal dumping and littering.