Okatana benefited immensely from independence: Shilenga

OMUSHESHE: Oshana regional councillor for the Okatana Constituency, Rosalia Shilenga, says her constituency has benefited immensely from government development programmes since the dawn of the country’s independence the past 24 years.

Shilenga said this whilst speaking on the occasion of belated celebration of Namibia’s 24th Independence Day by the community of her constituency at Omusheshe village on Saturday.

According to Shilenga, the government development programmes that have been successfully implemented in the constituency are such provision of clean water to the rural people, rural electrification, health and education provisions.

She pointed out that the clean water provision has so far covered the Okatana Constituency to 98 per cent, while 99.8 per cent of children of the constituency are in school as from kindergarten to secondary education.

“Omatunda and Epanya are the only two villages that have not benefitted from the clean water provision programme,” Shilenga told her audience, including Deputy Minister Petrus Ilonga of the Ministry of Defence.

The government, Shilenga said, has provided additional new buildings and renovation to the constituency’s 16 schools of which 14 schools have been electrified since independence.

The Okatana Constituency councillor pointed out that schools of her constituency that are to be provided with electricity are such as Shikoyeni and Andambombali, while the school of Omusheshe village is in need of an administrative block.

Shilenga stated that the constituency has two health facilities at Okatana and Ekamba, and it has several clinics.

She suggested a clinic to be built at Omusheshe or Uupumako as the two villages where members of the community are living far from the nearest clinics.

Ilonga was the main speaker of the celebration event and has used the opportunity to call on people of the Okatana Constituency to vote for the Swapo-Party and its presidential candidate, Dr Hage Geingob, so that the party remains in State power and continue with its development programmes.

(edited)OMUSHESHE: The Oshana regional councillor for the Okatana Constituency, Rosalia Shilenga says her constituency has benefited immensely from Government development programmes over the past 24 years.

Shilenga said this during belated celebrations of Namibia’s 24th Independence anniversary by the community of her constituency at the Omusheshe village on Saturday.

She said Government development programmes which have been successfully implemented in the constituency include provision of clean water to the rural people, rural electrification, health and education provisions.

Shilenga pointed out that clean water provision has so far covered the Okatana Constituency 98 per cent, while 99.8 per cent of children of the constituency are in school as from kindergarten to secondary level .

“Omatunda and Epanya are the only two villages that have not benefitted from the clean water provision programme,” she told her audience, which included Deputy Defence Minister Petrus Ilonga.

The government, Shilenga said, has provided additional buildings and is renovating to the constituency’s 16 schools, of which 14 schools have been electrified since independence.

The Okatana Constituency councillor pointed out that schools of her constituency which are to be provided with electricity include Shikoyeni and Andambombali, while the school of the Omusheshe village is in need of an administrative block.

Shilenga stated that the constituency has two health facilities at Okatana and Ekamba, and it has several clinics.

She suggested that a clinic be built at Omusheshe or Uupumako, because residents of those two villages live far from the nearest clinics.

Ilonga was the main speaker of the celebration event, and used the opportunity to call on people of the Okatana Constituency to vote for the Swapo Party and its presidential candidate, Dr Hage Geingob, so that the party remains in power and continue with its development programmes.

SOURCE: NAMPA