Moses Garoeb Constituency to launch training in constructing toilets

05 Jul 2019 15:50pm
WINDHOEK, 05 JUL (NAMPA) – Councillor Martin David of the Moses Garoeb Constituency in the capital said his office will soon launch a training programme for community members to acquire skills in constructing toilets.
In an interview with Nampa on Thursday, David explained that once the training is concluded, those members will train others to enable them to construct their own toilets.
He said his office already established a committee of 22 community members who will undergo the three-month training which consist of theory and practical components.
The aim of the initiative, he added is for each household to have a toilet because government alone cannot construct toilets for each and every household.
He pointed out the lack of toilets per household poses vulnerability and expose people to criminals as they currently walk far to access public toilets, while others opt to use the bushes when nature calls.
The programme will also be introduced in Samora Machel Constituency before being rolled out to other Windhoek locations such as Tobias Hainyeko among others, said David.
He said the initiative comes to complement the efforts of the government to build household toilets.
“The government has so far built about 16 toilets in the Moses Garoeb Constituency and handed over nine others in June this year,” he said.
Stakeholders of this programme comprise of the Ministry of Health and Social Services, City of Windhoek, Khomas Regional Council and the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) amongst others.