CLAIMS made by the Khomas Regional Governor, Laura McLeod-Katjirua about the construction of toilets in the Tobias Hainyeko Constituency were false.
The Regional Governor was offended when the Tobias Hainyeko Constituency Councillor, Christoph Likuwa, during a live broadcast on national television pointed out that the construction of communal toilets in the informal settlements in his area of responsibility has barely started.
While delivering the State of the Region Address during the information session at the National COVID-19 Communication Centre, McLeod-Katjirua said that 12 toilets have been delivered in the Tobias Hainyeko Constituency during Phase 2 of the urban sanitation project and that ten toilets have been connected to the water and sewerage network.
“I don’t know what kind of trickery the councillor of the Tobias Hainyeko is busy with by standing up and to act that way” McLeod-Katjirua said.
Likuwa dismissed the part of the state of the region address where the Khomas Regional Governor stated that 65 toilets had already been built in the suburbs of his constituency in the year under review.
Likuwa said that the two toilets that were actually built were only for the purpose of demonstration.
He denied that he is busy with any trickery and said that the honourable governor must have been misinformed by officials from the City of Windhoek about the exact number of toilets that was actually constructed under the sanitation programme.
McLeod-Katjiriua, had to admit that budgetary constraints might have hampered the verification process. She requested the City of Windhoek to clarify the matter as soon as possible.
After the public spat the Chief Executive Officer of the City Council, Robert Kahimise, indicated that an investigation will be conducted and that the Regional Governor will be informed accordingly.