OPUWO: Four-thousand 12.5 kilogramme bags of maize meal were delivered in Opuwo and Okangwati yesterday as part of the drought relief programme of the government.
According to Mbeumuna Muhuka, the personal assistant of Kunene Governor Joshua //Hoebeb, the consignment is part of the budgeted N.dollars 32 million aimed at relieving the drought situation in Kunene this year.
Muhuka, who is attached to the drought relief programme, said they are only giving out maize meal to the community as they do not have the supplements yet with them, and they don’t know when it is going to be delivered.
Muhuka said the supplements requested are tinned fish or dry fish, beans and cooking oil.
The assessment for the drilling of 30 boreholes which was suggested after a drought assessment, also commenced last week.
A 22-year-old woman sustained serious injuries when the vehicle she was travelling in overturned on the notorious Western Bypass in the capital during this morning rush hour.
The Toyota Corolla sedan overturned on the Western Bypass section of the B1 road, a few minutes before 08h00.
The vehicle was travelling in a southerly direction when the car allegedly left the road, hit a pavement and rolled through the grass before it was stopped by the fence of the Windhoek Central Hospital, a few metres from the intersection with Florence Nightingale Street.
The 22-year-old driver escaped the accident with no serious injuries, apart from some back pain.
He told Namibian Police Force (NamPol) officers that his passenger was bleeding from the nose and complaining of chest pains, and was immediately rushed to the Katutura State Hospital for medical treatment.
The police officers told Nampa at the scene that they suspect speeding as the cause of the accident.