RUNDU: The water and electricity supply in the Kavango Region and some parts of Angola has been restored.
The Kavango Region and surrounding areas have been without power since last Thursday after 11 electricity poles on the Otjikoto-Rundu 132kV Power Line fell to the ground due to heavy rain and wind storms.
It is suspected that the power structures were weakened due to the fact that the supporting beams, bolts and nuts on these poles were stolen.
The power outage affected the entire Kavango Region, including cross-border supplies to Botswana at the Muhembo Border Post and Calai, Dirigo, Muccuso and Fort Quangar in Angola.
A statement issued by NamPower’s Marketing and Communications Manager, Tangeni Kambangula yesterday said the power supply to the Kavango Region was restored yesterday evening at around 18h22 after the 11 power structures were replaced.
The water supply to most parts of the Kavango Region was also restored yesterday.
The first-ever organisation for people living with Down’s Syndrome will be launched here on 25 October this year.
A founding member of the Down’s Syndrome Association of Namibia, Eline van der Linden told Nampa today that the association was born to provide support to parents of children living with Down’s Syndrome, and to share information about this genetic condition.
According to her, the launch of this association is set at the right time, with October being Down’s Syndrome Awareness Month worldwide.
The association aims to serve as a national advocate for the value, acceptance and inclusion of people with Down’s Syndrome.
Van der Linden said the idea of a support group started a few years ago, with parents who wanted to reach out and share their experiences with others.