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Forty-eight boreholes rehabilitated in Zambezi in 2020/21 FY: Sampofu

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The Zambezi Regional Council spent N.dollars 19.8 million on rehabilitating 48 boreholes across the region during the 2020/21 financial year.This was said by the region’s governor, Lawrence Sampofu, this week when he delivered his State of the Region …

The Zambezi Regional Council spent N.dollars 19.8 million on rehabilitating 48 boreholes across the region during the 2020/21 financial year.

This was said by the region’s governor, Lawrence Sampofu, this week when he delivered his State of the Region Address, highlighting different projects and progress made by the region during the 2020/21 financial year.

During the same period, 19 boreholes were drilled in five constituencies namely Judea Lyaboloma, Kabbe North, Kabbe South, Linyanti and Katima Rural, while 23 water points were installed across the region and water supply equipment was installed in 17 schools through the COVID-19 funding programme.

Sampofu said the town council during this period also commenced with the construction of municipal water infrastructure services in the areas of Choto, Lwayaha and Cowboy in Katima Mulilo.

“The setting out of water pipeline points by the surveyor was accomplished, as was the setting out of beacons for house connection, while fire hydrants were set in demarcated points. The connection of saddle pipe clamps for erf connection was realised,” said the governor.

He also noted that a contractor was appointed to install GMS lockable stoppers on all erven connections.

“The contractor is yet to connect a 160 mm PVC pipe to the NamWater bulk supply and arrangements are at an advanced stage,” Sampofu said, adding that the construction of Katima Mulilo sewer re-routing of the existing sewer rising mains is in progress.

In his address, Sampofu further highlighted that the council allocated erven to various beneficiaries in different localities as a way to resolve the issue of illegal occupation.

This, he noted, included identification of the Nova location where 1 201 beneficiaries have been allocated erven.

A total of 324 residential erven in the new Katima Mulilo Extension 30 were also advertised to the general public.

“All 324 erven were successfully allocated, while council further approved the sale of 53 business and general residential erven in various suburbs,” Sampofu said.

Source: Namibia Press Agency