Tippy tap project launched
Wash your hands
19 August 2020 | Local News
A tippy tap project was launched by the Walvis Bay Municipality this week.
At the launch, deputy mayor Penelope Martin-Louw said that the project will go a long way in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.
“Washing your hands remains a critical prevention method to curb the spread of the virus. However, washing hands alone is not the only prevention mechanism; it should be coupled with other prevention efforts such as social distancing and the wearing of masks.”
She urged the community to make use of the tippy taps made available and to take care of it.
“Take good care of these taps so it may last a long time and benefit the community in the months ahead. The installed tippy taps will be adopted by members of our community who will take responsibility for them.”
Martin-Louw said that Walvis Bay will have over 2000 of these kind of taps installed.
“I applaud those who have volunteered to make this project a success. You are the unsung heroes in our battle against the pandemic. Your efforts and contributions are appreciated.”
Of the 2000 tippy taps to be set up, 1500 will be placed randomly in the community, while 500 are earmarked for institutions such as schools and clinics.
Municipal communications officer Anita Kaihiva said that the community is expected to take ownership of these tippy taps.
“The idea is for community members to adopt and sustain these taps for many years to come.”
She said that the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Namibia fully funded the project, while the NGO Development Workshop Namibia, is responsible for the implementation thereof.
“The fight against this pandemic can only be done collectively. Let us continue to wash our hands and practice all other prevention measures.”