Minister of Environment and Tourism, Pohamba Shifeta yesterday visited the Oshidute borehole site

Minister of Environment and Tourism, Pohamba Shifeta yesterday visited the Oshidute borehole site in the Ohangwena Region's Epembe Constituency to assess the progress on the rehabilitation and extension of the borehole.

The rehabilitation and extension commenced in the past few weeks with the aim to supply potable water to several communities in and around Oshidute village who in July this year were reported in the media as facing serious water shortages.

Shifeta expressed satisfaction over the progress, especially after the Ohangwena regional councillor responsible for the Epembe Constituency, Phillipus Shikongo, told him that several local communities such as the Oshidute and Omwii/Ohakafiya people over the past week are receiving water from the borehole already while the laying of more pipes is ongoing.

The minister encouraged the beneficiaries to take ownership of the borehole, take good care of its infrastructure and ensuring that no vandalism takes place.

The Oshidute borehole extension is covering the communities of Oshidute, Ohakafiya, through Omwii, and Oshikunde and is expected to supply water through a pipeline over 23 kilometres stretching from Oshidute in the Epembe Constituency to the neighouring Oshikunde Constituency.

Source: Namibia Press Agency