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Residents of Oikuku and Ohamukwata villages in the Ohangwena Region now have access to potable water after three decades of waiting.

The project is being carried out by the Ministry of Agriculture, Water, and Land Reform and the Office of the Prime Minister at a cost of N$3.6 million.

Ohangwena Governor Sebastian Ndeitunga urged beneficiaries to use water wisely and guard against vandalism.

The borehole can supply water to seven water points, cutting the long distances villagers had to travel in search of water.

Commissioning the project, Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila assured the community that they are not forgotten and that the government will do all it can to ensure that citizens' challenges are addressed.

"I urge you to protect your new infrastructure and to make optimal use of the clean water to not only promote hygiene and safety but also support the national efforts to promote households and national food security to curb poverty and malnutrition and optimise national development and job creation."

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Tonateni Haimbodi