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Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila handed over a borehole to the residents of Epembe Constituency's Ohamutwe-Tautende Village in the Ohangwena Region.

The project was funded by the Ministry of Agriculture, Water, and Land Reform to the tune of N$2.7 million.

The residents of Ohamutwe-Tautende and surrounding villages have been without clean water since independence and have depended on wells.

The government tried in vain to drill boreholes in the area several times, but the water was saline and the underground water quality was poor for shallow boreholes.

It was realised that there was a need to drill a deep borehole in the areas, which started in the 2020–2021 financial year, and the installation was done during the 2023–2024 financial year.

A borehole has now been instilled with three pumps and tanks at different water points.

When the borehole was drilled in 2020, it took time to be installed, but the office of the Prime Minister stepped in to provide the much-needed funds to complete the project.

The Ministry of Agriculture has also started with the drilling of four deep boreholes in Epembe at Oshipya, Onamundindi, Eshii, and Onaishiyo villages to provide clean drinking water to residents of Epembe constituency.

Residents of Ohamutwe-Tautended village commended the government for providing them with clean water, for which they waited for so long.

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Tonateni Haimbodi