Recent heavy rains and strong inflow of water in Windhoek’s rivers has caused extensive damage to sewerage systems throughout the city, with the city’s communications manager, Harold Akwenye, telling the Namibia press agency that Windhoek has an aging sewerage system which is already impacted by residents who deposit wastage in sewerage infrastructure, causing blockages. While addressing the issue of potholes on the roads, Akwenye explained that the full extent of infrastructure damage can only be determined once the rainy season has ended, “it will not help us to fix things now because it is still raining. This is not a matter of us neglecting the roads, we just have to wait for the rainy season to end,” he said.
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