Omatjete upgrades services in bid to attain settlement status

21 Jul 2015 14:30pm
OMATJETE, 21 JUL (NAMPA) – Omatjete in the Erongo Region's Daures Constituency will be upgraded from a growth point to a settlement soon.
One of the requirements for its proclamation as a settlement is the construction of a sewerage reticulation system that will absorb the anticipated growth in population.
Updating Nampa on the project at Omatjete on Thursday, Daures Constituency Councillor Ehrnst Katjiku said the sewerage system is meant to prepare Omatjete to become a settlement in a few years.
He said work on the oxidation pond and two sewage pump stations worth N.dollars 5 million started here in October 2014 and is expected to be completed by September 2015.
“The project will first benefit the Omatjete Primary School, clinic, about 10 houses built under the Government Build Together programme and the office of the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry,” said Katjiku.
He noted that the rest of the houses, offices and business premises will be connected later.
Foreman Nicky Junias of EBC company which is constructing the oxidation pond said work is tough due to a hard rock at the site.
“We are, however, working hard to meet the deadline. There are 18 people from Omatjete who are employed at the pond,” he said.
Omatjete currently uses sewage disposal holes which can be cleaned when full.
It is located 60 kilometres North-West of Omaruru.