ROSH PINAH: Residents of the Rosh Pinah mining town in the Karas Region yesterday received a State clinic.
It was a Primary Health Care Centre before it was renovated and expanded into a fully-fledged clinic this year.
It now has a treatment and baby delivery room, three screening rooms, observation room and a waiting area.
The clinic is manned by a Registered nurse and an Enrolled nurse, two community counsellors, two field health promoters as well as 10 community health care providers.
The renovation and extension was a joint venture between the Skorpion Zinc mine and the Ministry of Health and Social Services (MoHSS), costing N.dollars 6.3 million.
The teachers’ pay day on 20 September this year resulted in a large number of schools not participating in the Opuwo Constituency cultural festival held here last Saturday.
The Kunene Region’s senior cultural officer in the Ministry of Youth, National Service, Sports and Culture, Brain Gonteb, said the situation resulted in only three schools taking part, and it deprived many learners from showcasing their cultural talents during the festival.
The event also served as a competition to select the best groups to represent the constituency in the regional event slated for Kamanjab in November this year.
He explained that teachers were supposed to organise the learners and make sure they turn up for the event that took place at the Opuwo sports stadium.
More than 13 schools were expected to participate in the event, but only three took part plus one Out-of-School Youth group and one adult cultural group.