NTARA: Teachers and learners at the Ntara Combined School, situated some 60km west of Rundu, intend to go on strike next Monday to express their dissatisfaction over water shortages at their school.
A water tank that supplies water to the school was damaged at the beginning of August, and is still broken.
This issue was apparently reported to Regional Education Director Alfons Dikuua to have it repaired, but the teaching staff say their request has fallen on deaf ears.
The teachers, who preferred anonymity, told Nampa today that the lack of water is affecting teaching and learning at the school as both learners and teachers are forced to walk long distances to the Okavango River to fetch water for household chores and other activities.
Apart from the shortage of water, the school is also faced with a lack of toilet facilities, resulting in learners and teachers having to relieve themselves in nearby bushes when nature calls.
A pit latrine toilet was built in 2000, and is now full to capacity.
GROOTFONTEIN; The Grootfontein Agricultural Show is set to start tomorrow, and will be dominated by a display of the latest affordable farming implements for both livestock and crop farmers.
The show takes place at the showgrounds here, and ends on Friday.
Grootfontein Agricultural Show Society Treasurer, Deon van Blerk told Nampa today that the show is unique because it will put on display the latest manufactured farming implements like ploughs, livestock medicines, cattle feed and pick-up vehicles for 2013.
He said their show is purely for agriculture, and therefore, only activities related to agriculture will be put on display.
Van Blerk said over 110 international and local exhibitors booked stalls to display their latest farming equipment, targeting farmers in the commercial farming industry.
The Show Society this year managed to bring the national Brahman championship competition to Grootfontein for the first time.