Okapembambu and Otuani want cellular network coverage

01 Mar 2017 15:40pm
OKAPEMBAMBU, 28 FEB (NAMPA) - Villagers of the Okapembambu village in the Opuwo Rural Constituency are unhappy about the lack of cellular network coverage in the area.
The village is situated about 38 kilometres (km) west of Opuwo.
Village Headman, Egypt Tjipundi told Nampa on Monday they have approached the office of the constituency councillor but they are still to see the situation improve.
“We have a school here and when a child gets sick we can’t even call an ambulance because we don’t have network coverage, yet we are so close to Opuwo, the regional capital,” he said.
Another concern of Tjipundi is the lack of a proper road to the village.
The same concerns were raised by Speaker of the National Assembly, Peter Katjavivi when he visited Okapembambu in August last year.
Councillor of the Opuwo Rural Constituency, Kazeongere Tjeundo confirmed that the concerns of the villagers have been forwarded to his office and he is trying to seek an audience with the relevant authorities.
He told this news agency on Monday he will take up the issue of network coverage with Mobile Telecommunications Limited (MTC) and the Roads Authority (RA).
Tjeundo said the network issue was recently also raised at a community meeting at Otuani, situated some 70km from Opuwo.