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Small-scale mining is considered as one of the strategies to reduce poverty in Namibia. To date, many less advantaged people are engaged in small-scale mining activities in efforts to generate income. Small-scale mining in Namibia is concentrated mainly on semi-precious stones, such as tourmaline, smoky quartz, beryl, amethyst, prehnite, rock crystals and schorl. Environmental Management Plans (EMPs) have recently been developed for the following small-scale mining hotspots: Otjimboyo, Omapyu, Xoboxobos and Tubussis, following the environmental scoping studies that were conducted for those sites. In the EMPs, various recommendations have been made to the small-scale miners, including the need to construct toilets. This particular recommendation was made, after noting the negative environmental impacts as a result of lack of proper sanitation. Not only this is an environmental issue, but is also a health risk. Therefore, addressing this challenge needs to be considered as a matter of agency, to avoid the worst impacts. Nevertheless, as much as the construction of toilets needs to be prioritized, careful consideration of their potential impacts on the environment is of utmost importance. There is a concern that excreta from such may potentially leach into groundwater, thereby threatening human health through contamination. Therefore to avoid such impacts, services of an specialist in the hydrology field are required to help identify and select the best possible sites where the toilets can be constructed without negatively impacting the environment and its surroundings, or with minimal impacts.
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Interested consultants must submit their proposals via UN Jobs Website (refer link below) by 14 July 2021 clearly marked with the title of the consultancy; Expertise Services to identify the best locations for toilets to be installed at four (4) Small-Scale Mining Hotspots: Otjimbojo, Omapyu, Xoboxobos and Tubussis.
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