Misinformation has allegedly created the perception that there is currently a hazardous, radioactive storage facility at Swakopmund.

Municipality Chief Executive Officer Archie Benjamin says the council has not given approval to anyone to set up the facility as public consultations are ongoing.

Erongo Governor Neville Andre and leaders of the Swakopmund municipality called a media conference to provide clarity.

Andre says a member of parliament recently noted that a hazardous radioactive storage facility is being constructed in the industrial area.

"We encourage members of parliament to do proper research and investigation on the ground before making statements in parliament that might alarm and misrepresent the real situation. Our institutions are always available to give information to the leaders." 

The Swakopmund CEO explained that the owners of the erf in the industrial area want to exercise their right as business people to set up the radioactive storage facility.

However, special permission from the council is needed, and the process is in its initial stages.

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Renate Rengura