No water and electricity in Opuwo since Monday

02 Feb 2016 20:00pm
WINDHOEK, 02 FEB (NAMPA) - Opuwo has been without water and electricity since Monday.
It is alleged that the water pump which supplies water to the town makes use of electricity, and when the electricity went down the water supply to the town stopped.
Opuwo is the capital of the Kunene Region in north-western Namibia.
Public Relations Officer of the Northern Regional Electricity Distribution (Nored), Herman Ngasia, told Nampa on enquiry Tuesday that the electricity failure is beyond their control.
“The electricity failure experienced in the town is the responsibility of NamPower,” he said.
A NamPower official in the department of national control, who is not authorised to speak to the media, said it was determent that an electricity tower between Ruacana and Opuwo has been damaged by rain.
NamPower is currently working on the problem, the source said.
Schools, government offices and businesses have been affected.
Some businesses make use of generators to survive, while residents complain of their food getting rotten in the refrigerators.
Locals also mentioned that the situation is a regular occurrence in the town during the rainy season, and that a lasting solution is needed.