Karas to build toilets for poor

Karas to build toilets for poor

KEETMANSHOOP – The Karas Regional Council is planning to construct 4 828 ventilated improved pit (VIP) latrines and 60 public flush toilets in the region.

These facilities are expected to cater for the needs of households that are still using bucket or bush toilets. In a presentation to a visiting team from the Millennium Challenge Account (MCA) Namibian Office, the Regional Co-ordinator on Food Security and Nutrition Program (FSNP) for Karas, Mark Mulenga, noted that the aim of the proposed project was to improve the health and sanitation of the people in the region by 2010.The project is expected to cost about N$10 million.According to the National Population and Housing Census of 2001, 26 per cent of households in the Karas Region still use the bush as toilets while a further 7.3 per cent depend on the bucket system.The Berseba Constituency is the most affected with 62 per cent of its inhabitants still making use of these two modes to respond to nature’s call followed by the Karasburg Constituency at just over 50 per cent.Oranjemund and Keetmanshoop constituencies are the least affected at 0,2 and 2,9 per cent respectively.- NampaIn a presentation to a visiting team from the Millennium Challenge Account (MCA) Namibian Office, the Regional Co-ordinator on Food Security and Nutrition Program (FSNP) for Karas, Mark Mulenga, noted that the aim of the proposed project was to improve the health and sanitation of the people in the region by 2010.The project is expected to cost about N$10 million.According to the National Population and Housing Census of 2001, 26 per cent of households in the Karas Region still use the bush as toilets while a further 7.3 per cent depend on the bucket system.The Berseba Constituency is the most affected with 62 per cent of its inhabitants still making use of these two modes to respond to nature’s call followed by the Karasburg Constituency at just over 50 per cent.Oranjemund and Keetmanshoop constituencies are the least affected at 0,2 and 2,9 per cent respectively.- Nampa

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