Government increases water access in rural areas


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.

Water shortages affect schools in Epembe Constituency


Some schools in the Epembe Constituency of the Ohangwena Region are currently affected by water shortages.

Limbandungila Combined School has been without water for over two months.

The school usually relies on water tankers, but their capacity does not meet the demand.

Distant man-made wells have become the only source of water for the school.

The geographic location of the school has also made it difficult for trucks to manoeuvre the sandy terrain.

One of the teachers, Claudia Hameva, says this has affected the learning process.

75-year-old man returns home after five decades


75-year-old Ngheendati Mwashindange, who was born at Ohakafiya Village in the Epembe constituency of the Ohangwena Region in 1949, has returned home after five decades.

Mwashindange left his father's homestead at the age of 26 in 1975 to look for contract work in Ondangwa.

He secured a job at a mine in Omaruru in 1975, where he worked until 1978.

Since then, he has been working with various farmers as a cattle herder.

With time, he found himself a wife and settled at Okarundu Nr. 6 in the Karibib constituency, Erongo Region.