OTJINENE: The administrative leadership of Otjinene, a newly-proclaimed village in Omaheke Region, have been scratching their heads wondering how best to deal with some of the aging infrastructure here.
Topping the list of matters requiring urgent intervention is the leakage of the village’s underground water pipes due to excessive corrosion.
This problem, according to the Otjinene Village clerk Mbamunondjamo Kaahangoro has resulted in high water bills from the Namibia Water Corporation (NamWater).
Kaahangoro told Nampa today that his office has made various attempts to remedy the situation, but is yet to make a breakthrough.
He said most of the water pipes that are laid underground for business and residential use have been in service for many years, and as such, have become difficult to maintain or repair.
WINDHOEK: If the land reform process is not address as a matter of urgency, Namibia might face a revolution, President Hifikepunye Pohamba said recently.
The Namibian Head of State raised this concern in an interview with Al Jazeera news network on Saturday, saying the the government’s ‘willing buyer-willing seller’ land reform policy is not working as well as it should.
Pohamba said despite a land conference proposing that those who have plenty of land should sell it to the government, many farm owners are still reluctant to do so. He said a new solution should be found for the land issue in Namibia. Pohamba said the idea that the government should confiscate land will not solve the problem either.