Villages in the Epukiro Constituency of the Omaheke Region are facing a critical water shortage due to dried out boreholes

Villages in the Epukiro Constituency of the Omaheke Region are facing a critical water shortage due to dried out boreholes, damaged engines and depleted underground water.

The Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry's officer in charge of rural water supply at Epukiro, Zebald Hangero told Nampa in a recent interview that the most severely affected villages include Okombomi, Otjitundu, Otjiuarongo, Ozombouvapa, Onguejakombango, Ouetatuhe and Ohakavena.

Both humans and livestock are affected.

Hangero said he is aware of the water scarcity in some villages and the issue can only be solved once there are funds available to fix these problems.

Approached for comment, Epukiro constituency councillor Vejama Kanguatjivi said the Prime Minister's Office through its drought relief programme gave the Omaheke Regional Council N.dollars 3 million to assist in addressing the water problem earlier this year.

Source: Namibia Press Agency