Some residents of Havana informal settlement in Windhoek’s Moses Garoeb Constituency complain about water scarcity

Some residents of Havana informal settlement in Windhoek's Moses GaroebConstituency, have complained about water scarcity in their area due to a damaged pre-paid water tap which serves 253 households.

A resident in Havana, Claudia Hamutenya (49) in a recent interview with Nampa said the only water point in their surrounding closed down in mid-December 2018.

The situation she added have left the residents with no option but to travel long distances to the next water point which is about one kilometre away.

Contacted for comment, Councillor Martin David of the Moses Garoeb Constituency said, he is aware of the damaged pre-paid water tap including other areas in the constituency adding that he reports all problems to the relevant authorities at the COW.

David however explained that the taps sometimes stop functioning due to their batteries that need replacement because they go flat or get stolen.

Source: Namibia Press Agency