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HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

The 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 services.

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

Environmental Health comprises those aspects of human health and diseases that are determined by factors in the environment.

The 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 rendering of:

  • Effective cleaning services;

  • Solid waste management; and

  • Environmental pollution control

INFECTIOUS AND COMMUNICABLE DISEASE CONTROL:

The service focus on disease prevention and control in general in town.

Planning 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 at large.

HIV/ AIDS 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 Program.

BUSINESS REGISTRATION:

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:

  • Turnover up to N$ 50 000.00 per annum : N$ 236.69

  • Turn over above N$ 50 000.00 per annum : N$ 475.76

Informal Trade or Business :

  • First day of application: N$ 44.32

  • for next days N$  29.56

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 establishments.

Food products that are found to be unfit for human consumption are confiscated and dealt with in accordance with the General Health Regulations.

Pest and Animal Control:

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 : N$ 29.56

  • For each unspayed bitch added : N$ 59.09

  • for the first and second dog or spayed bitch: N$  22.18

  • For the third consecutive dog or spayed bitch :N$ 36.94

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 the Municipality.

SANITARY SERVICES

SEWERAGE DISPOSAL:

Sewerage 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.

However the 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.

OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH:

Occupational health and safety comprises of the identification, evaluation and control of environmental and safety at workplace and factories.

Major task are:

  1. To identify and control work factors that may contribute to ill health

  2. Educate management and workers of their responsibilities regarding health and safety and to

  3. Promote health programmes with emphasis on injuries and diseases on the job.

Where to contact us:

Health Services can be contacted at:

Health Inspector

Mr. Jeremia Khaiseb

Tel : 064: 502000

Email: Jeremias.Khaiseb@hbaymun.com.na

 

Contact Us

Erf 1513 Corner of Jakkalsputz road & Nicky Iyambo Avenue
P.O. Box 61
Henties Bay

Tel:+264 64 502 000
Fax:+264 64 502 001

E-mail enquiries:

Cornel.deVilliers@hbaymun.com.na