Oshandi San community receive houses

12 Mar 2015 13:50pm
OSHANDI, 12 MAR (NAMPA) - The Namibian nation should be a caring society which looks after its weak people such as members of the San and Ovatue communities, Deputy Prime Minister Marco Hausiku urges.
He made the call whilst officially handing over zinc houses built for the San community by the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) at the Oshandi village of the Ondobe Constituency in the Ohangwena Region on Wednesday.
Some 32 households of the San community received the houses, constructed over the past two months for them to relocate from their traditional dwellings called “omapundo”.
The community was also provided with a kindergarten building for their children.
Hausiku told those present that construction of the houses followed President Hifikepunye Pohamba’s call for the OPM to provide better shelter for the Oshandi village’s San community members who were found living in deplorable conditions.
The zinc houses are temporary arrangements.
“They will be improved once the money has become available for a housing scheme,” the deputy PM pointed out.
He indicated that as Government offers assistance to the San community, parents should ensure that their children go to school and be educated as professionals so that they would be able to change their livelihood in the future.
“Approach the governor, councillors and traditional leaders for assistance so that your children go to school,” Hausiku urged the San community.
Speaking at the same event, Ohangwena regional governor Usko Nghaamwa stated that the San community members in his region neither have a proper habitat nor are they able to establish modern houses for themselves.
Other San communities in the Ohangwena Region, Nghaamwa said, have received better houses from Government but they could not maintain them properly.