|Municipal Services (After hours)|
|Customer Service||081 124 0726|
|Credit Control||081 122 0850|
|Environmental Officer||081 124 3527|
|Media Liaison||081 124 8999|
|Parks & Cemeteries||081 149 8761|
|Plumber||081 122 0809|
|Public Health Services||081 124 1009|
|Resorts & Tourism||081 124 3537|
|Roads & Building Control||081 122 0809 or 081 129 9702|
|Solid Waste||081 129 9316 or 081 128 8316|
|Sport Facilities||081 124 0401|
|Sewerage||081 128 8324|
|Water Disruptions||081 128 8328|
|Erongo RED Services (After hours)|
|Electricity||081 129 3875|
|Other Emergency Services (After hours)|
|Ambulance||081 129 6280 / 0859555|
|ISOS||200 200 or 081 707|
|E-Med Rescue||081 924|
|Police||219 048 or 10111|
|NAMPOL Traffic||081 202 8391|
|Municipal Traffic||081 122 0821|
|Fire Brigade||081 122 0833 or 081 122 0888|
|G4S||213 922 or 081 922|
|Sea Rescue||208 2221 or 081 129 6295|
|Namport Fire & Port Control||208 2221 or 208 2265|
|Namibia Defence Force||219 411 (Rooikop)|
|Tourism Info Centre||081 128 6713|
|Pharmacies||081 124 1405|
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In 2017 and especially over the Festive season the Roads and Building Section of the Municipality detected a significant increase in the vandalism and removal of road traffic signs and street name boards. Such acts of vandalism not only inconvenience residents and visitors and compromise the safety of the road users, but also place an extra burden on the municipality’s resources as the repair and replacement costs of these facilities are very high. These losses are inevitably and indirectly recovered from residents.
In total, it has cost council close to N$130 000 to replace vandalised street signs during December. This amount represents about 70% of the total expenditure for the December 2017 period only. These costs include reinstallation of vandalised traffic signs, street name poles, and labour.
Vandalism of public facilities is a criminal offence and anyone guilty of such behaviour may face stiff penalties, imprisonment or both. There are standing by-laws that prohibit these acts of vandalism:
STANDARD BY-LAW RELATING TO STREETS:
Damaging of notice boards
18. (1) No person shall deface, damage or in any way interfere with any notice board, street traffic sign, street name board or similar sign or any hoarding which has been erected in a street by or with the permission of the local authority.
35. A person who contravenes or fails to comply with any provision of this by-law, shall be guilty of an offence and liable to a fine not exceeding N$300.00 or six months imprisonment, or both that fine and imprisonment. The fine can be increased to N$2,000 if found guilty in a Court of Law.
With the availability of built-in camera facilities on cell phones, residents are urged to take photos of the culprits and to report acts of vandalism immediately at the nearest Police Station. Photos can be emailed to email@example.com or send via WhatsApp to
08 081 128 3238.