DESPITE repeated complaints by residents, no permanent solution has been found to Gibeon village’s problem with overflowing sewage.
For the past two years sewage has been flowing into the streets, posing a health hazard.
The problem started when the village council replaced the old bucket toilet system with a new flush toilet system.
“For how long will this situation … be part of Gibeon while millions have been invested in the sewerage system,” community activist Niklaas Dawson fumed.
According to Dawson, the problem has worsened to such an extent that a home owner had to evacuate his house after backed-up sewage started flowing from his toilet.
Dawson said it appeared that Local Government Minister Jerry Ekandjo and the local and regional leaders are turning a blind eye to the unhygienic conditions residents have to endure.
“Gibeon has become a sewage health risk with sewage flowing all over the village. We really need more committed political and administrative leadership to make Gibeon a healthy and friendly town,” Dawson remarked.
The acting village secretary, Bernice Wagga, declined to comment.
“Please contact the village secretary [David Lamberth], who is in Windhoek on a official mission,” said Wagga. Lamberth did not answer his cellphone.
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