Health Department of Henties Bay Municipality is primarily
responsible to promote and protect the health of residents and
visitors alike, through the delivery of quality public health
Enforcement of Public Health Act, and all the Health Regulations
promulgated in accordance with the Act, contributes to the
delivery of quality health services.
Environmental Health comprises those aspects of human health and
diseases that are determined by factors in the environment.
ultimate goal of this services is to eliminate health related
hazards and conditions that may have the potential to adversely
affect the health of the residents and visitors through
Environmental pollution control
AND COMMUNICABLE DISEASE CONTROL:
focus on disease prevention and control in general in town.
development and implementation of health and education programs
and disease surveillance on priority diseases will be
implemented in consultation with the Ministry of Health and
Social Services and other stake holders to prevent possible
disease contraction by inhabitants of Henties Bay and the Region
prevention and control is currently a priority for the Municipal
Council. The Council adopted a HIV / AIDS Workplace Policy in
2006 to guide the Committee and the HIV /AIDS Work Place
All new business
applications, business licence renewals and issuing of fitness
certificates are administered by these services, complying to
the requirements of the General Health Regulations as well as
the Liquor Act.
Deadline for business licence renewals is on 31 March of each
year. The following fees are applicable inclusive of VAT:
Informal Trade or Business :
FOOD QUALITY AND CONTROL:
The main of the
service is to ensure that safe products are sold by suppliers
to consumers in the town. Food quality and control are
maintained through regular hygiene inspections, sampling and
testing of products at shops, all food outlets and accommodation
that are found to be unfit for human consumption are confiscated
and dealt with in accordance with the General Health
Pest and animal
control is to prevent pest infections in the town and also to
enhance private pest control management practices at commercial
premises and individual households.
Stray and sick
dogs are dealt with in accordance with the Municipal Dog Tax
Ordinance 13 of 1967.
Dog Licences are
obtainable at the Municipality.
No VAT is applicable on Dog Tax:
For each first unspayed bitch :
For each unspayed bitch added :
for the first and second dog or spayed bitch:
For the third consecutive dog or spayed bitch :N$
Any person who contravenes or fails to comply
with any of the regulations will be guilty of an offence.
* Failure to pay Dog Tax: N$ 50.00
* Keeping of dangerous dogs unleashed: N$ 100.00
* Keeping a dog that barks or howls excessively: N$ 50.00
* Owner allowing a bitch on heat to run loose: N$ 50.00
The new promulgated Dog Control Regulations of
the Government Gazette, No.133 of 20 May 2011 is obtainable at
Disposal is to ensure safe disposal of human waste in the town.
The Environmental Health Department is responsible for the
suction of all septic tanks from residential, industrial and
business erven on call-for - service basis. The Municipal
Technical Department may be contacted to report the Erf no and
street where the septic tank can be emptied.
Septic tank system has been upgraded to Vacuum Sewerage System
recently, the first stage of Phase one which is the installation
of a Treatment Plant has been completed, Phase two of the
project is underway.
health and safety comprises of the identification, evaluation
and control of environmental and safety at workplace and
Major task are:
and control work factors that may contribute to ill health
management and workers of their responsibilities regarding
health and safety and to
health programmes with emphasis on injuries and diseases on
Services can be contacted at:
Tel : 064: