Engombe gets first water, Oponona to wait

08 July 2019 | Local News

Drought-stricken farmers in the Uuvudhiya area have finally received some relief as the water that was initially pumped from the Olushandja Dam in the Omusati Region, has started to reach their livestock. Water utility NamWater recently announced that it was spending over N$2 million to pump water from Olushandja to Lake Oponona in the Uuvudhiya constituency of Oshana Region.

However, the water will only reach farmers in the Engombe area and those living close to Lake Oponona will have to wait a little longer for the water to reach their livestock. Uuvudhiya constituency councillor Amutenya Ndahafa told Namibian Sun the water will reach Engombe, where work on the rehabilitation of the NamWater canal has ended. According to Ndahafa, the N$2 million spent on pumping water from Olushandja is only enough until Engombe and not for the main catchments of Oponona and Omadhiya.

“I am very happy to hear that farmers have already started driving their cattle to the canal for water. NamWater has done a great job to respond to calls by farmers to pump water from the Olushandja Dam in Omusati to Uuvudhiya, so their livestock can be saved,” he said.





“Many earthen dams along the way have been filled and we are hopeful we will keep water for a longer period of time. This will also mean that the grass along the canal will grow, which will be good for the livestock.

“Engombe is still far from where there is a good grazing and thousands of cattle are there. Our wish is for the water to go until Lake Oponona and Omadhiya, but we understand that the money that was made available will only enable water to reach Engombe. We are informed that a new quotation has been prepared to take water from Engombe to Oponona which is about 30 kilometres away.” NamWater spokesperson Johannes Shigwedha could not be reached for comment at the weekend. Earlier this month, Shigwedha told Namibian Sun that stakeholders' meetings in Oshakati and Outapi were conducted in May and funds were mobilised to pump water from Olushandja.



ILENI NANDJATO

Similar News

 

San 'are slaves'

10 hours ago | Local News

Village secretary of the Onamatanga community Mpepo Festus says they are being marginalised by the previously disadvantaged, who are representing the San on decision-making bodies...

APP pins its hopes on Electoral Tribunal

10 hours ago | Local News

On Friday the Oshakati Electoral Tribunal will decide whether the Oshakati East by-election will go ahead on Saturday without the APP candidate.The Electoral Tribunal has...

Frustration, anger at Hoachanas

10 hours ago | Local News

Hoachanas residents are fed up with the Hardap regional council and have broken the locks of the half-completed toilets at the settlement.They said a dozen...

Aayelele ‘oye li aapika’

10 hours ago | Local News

ILENI NANDJATOOkwa popi kutya ngashiingeyi oya ninga aapika yaamboka ya kala inaya talika nale, mboka taye yakutu miilonga koohambo dhawo.Festus ngoka a li ina pewa...

Domestic workers struggle on

1 day - 20 August 2019 | Local News

Nearly 80% of domestic workers surveyed in a new study have seen little improvement in working conditions since the implementation of a minimum wage and...

Aaniilonga yomomagumbo taya hupu shokadhila

1 day - 20 August 2019 | Local News

Nonando aaniilonga yomomagumbo ye li po 72 000 ohaya mono ondjambi yopetameko yooN$1 502 komwedhi, ya thika poopresenda 80 otaya popi kutya otaya hupu nuudhigu...

MPs to grill asset-rich NIDA

2 days ago - 19 August 2019 | Local News

This afternoon the spotlight falls on the finances of the massive new Namibia Industrial Development Agency (NIDA), which controls assets of about N$2 billion.In particular,...

Omidhimba tadhi holele momagumbo

2 days ago - 19 August 2019 | Local News

ILENI NANDJATOAakalimo yomOmamatanga oya holola okuuva nayi kwawo sho inaya pewa ompito opo ya vule okupopya nOmupresidende Hage Geingob, pethimbo lyomutumba ngoka gwa ningwa nomupresidende...

Hage a yi moonkundathana naakwashigwana yomoBaumgartsbrunn

2 days ago - 19 August 2019 | Local News

JEMIMA BEUKES Osha li enyanyu enene momudhingoloko gwaBaumgartsbrunn, nonando enyanyu ndyoka inali kala ethimbo ele shOmupresidende Hage Geingob a talelepo aakwashigwana yomomudhingoloko gwaBaumgartsbrunn.Elelakano lyetalelepo ndyoka...

Opposition: Remove Katrina

5 days ago - 16 August 2019 | Local News

The youth league of the Popular Democratic Movement (PDMYL) has called for the removal of disgraced former education minister Katrina Hanse-Himarwa from the National Assembly....

Latest News

Construction pins hope on national...

10 hours ago | Business

Jo-Maré Duddy – The Construction Industries Federation (CIF) is “excited” about the possibility of a revised bill on a national construction council being re-tabled in...

Airport will get Ya Toivo...

10 hours ago | Transport

A statue of the late anti-apartheid stalwart Herman Andimba Toivo Ya Toivo will be erected at the airport in Ondangwa at a later stage.In the...

Vaccination deaths haunt govt

10 hours ago | Health

Nine cases in the High Court, in which parents are suing the health ministry for close to N$5 million after their children died following routine...

Ghana cashes in on slave...

10 hours ago | Economics

Alessandra Prentice and Siphiwe Sibeko - In a clearing at the turnoff to Assin Manso, a billboard depicts two African slaves in loincloths, their arms...

Killer gets two life sentences

10 hours ago | Justice

Lukas Nicodemus, who was earlier this month found guilty of killing two women and burning their bodies in the capital in January 2016, was yesterday...

The shame of child marriage

10 hours ago | Opinion

President Hage Geingob’s plea around child marriages should be commended.Speaking at the opening of the 22nd annual meeting of the Council of Traditional Leaders this...

Zero maintenance bank account launched

10 hours ago | Banking

With Nedbank Namibia’s recently launched Pay-As-You-Use account, clients of any age or income group pay bank charges only when they make a transaction.“We are excited...

Recognising traditional authorities ‘costly’

10 hours ago | Economics

GOBABIS - President Hage Geingob said the constant applications for the recognition of traditional authorities is financially unsustainable for government and causes tribal division.Speaking at...

Africa Briefs

10 hours ago | Economics

SA: No 'big bang' approach to nuclearSouth Africa will not adopt a "big bang" approach to building new nuclear power capacity but instead add capacity...

Load More