City of Windhoek to privatize water works

The City of Windhoek is toying with the idea of re-financing its waste water treatment infrastructure which is in urgent need of N$560 million to upgrade the Gammans Waste Water Treatment Plant.

It was announced during the monthly Municipal Council meeting at the Khomas Regional Council last week that the City is considering a short term financing strategy to consolidate the six water treatment and reclamation facilities, to upgrade its waste water infrastructure and to improve the efficiency of its commercial operations by sharing resources.

“The proposal is an unusual approach to management of utilities, but with thorough and methodical development this approach could be successfully established to confirm the Windhoek Council as leader in the development of innovative solutions to complex problems.” the council stated.