OUTJO: A worker employed by an Outjo construction company yesterday found human skeletal remains while digging a shallow hole in Kudu Street.
The manager of the Outjo municipality’s health and technical department, Jaco Labuschagne told Nampa today that the discovery of jaw and rib bones marked the second time that human bones were discovered in the same street.
He noted that according to records in 1998, one resident in that street also found some human bones as he tried to dig a hole.
Labuschagne said the Outjo municipality enquired in that same year from a few elderly people living here at the time about their knowledge of the area with a view to get to know its history.
Council officials who were involved in that research were told that the area used to be a cemetery in the early 1900s.
However, this information did not correlate with the information found in museums.
An assembly workshop for EzyStoves was opened in the Havana informal settlement on the outskirts of the capital today, during which residents were also introduced to the invention.
An EzyStove is a revolutionary wood-burning stove, developed with local users and produced locally for developing countries in need of a solution that replaces cooking over an open fire.
It reduces harmful smoke, decreases deforestation, creates local jobs and drastically reduces carbon dioxide emissions.
The stove only operates with two pieces of wood at the most, and does not pose any fire dangers as it was designed with safety in mind.
The Ezystove can accommodate from a small cooking pot up to a 20-litre drum.
It was created by Creative Entrepreneurs Solutions to lessen the strain put on the already overburdened natural resources.