Oshakati council contracts Nexus to divert water from houses

20 Jun 2017 15:00pm
OSHAKATI, 20 JUN (NAMPA) – The Oshakati Town Council has appointed the Nexus Group to construct storm water channels and culverts along the roads in the Ekuku residential area to divert water and prevent flooding.
The water needs to be redirected into the nearby oshana (water pan).
“As a result of heavy rainfall this year, six houses in the Ekuku area were flooded,” said the Oshakati Town’s Corporate Communications Officer, Katarina Kamari in a media statement on Tuesday.
Kamari said the Nexus Group was appointed to complete the job as they are already contracted to construct roads in Ekuku.
“The work is done at a cost of N.dollars 700 000,” Kamari pointed out, adding the project began in March and is expected to be completed by the end of August.
She said it is about 80 per cent complete.
The council also announced in September last year the rehabilitation of the Kwame Nkrumah and Immanuel Shifidi roads.
These roads are since June 2016 being rehabilitated by a Chinese company, Zhong Mei Engineering Group, at the cost of N.dollars 24.1 million and are expected to be completed by the end of this month.
Kamari said the project is 90 per cent complete, with outstanding minor construction works of speed humps, road signs and interlocked sidewalks.
“The 4.5 kilometres road is within established developments, therefore road users are still urged to adhere to warning signs that are erected while finishing up the remaining work,” Kamari concluded.