13 Jul 2019 19:00pm
OUTAPI, 13 JUL (NAMPA) The government has completed the construction of a water pipeline between Oshuukwa and Okeeholongo in the Omusati Regions Okahao Constituency to the cost of N.dollars 60 million during the previous financial year.
Governor of the Omusati Region, Erginus Endjala said this whilst delivering his well-attended 2019 state of the region address (SORA) at Outapi on Friday.
Inhabitants from all over the region packed to capacity the Omusati Regional Council hall to listen to Endjalas SORA, which has highlighted the developmental activities carried out throughout the region during the 2018/19 financial year.
The Oshuukwa (Iitapa)-Okeeholongo water pipeline which is one of the longest pipelines in the region, covering some 65 kilometres (km), supply water to the villages of Otoongo, Okakoto, Iitapa and Onambandje as the area previously experienced serious water scarcity.
The project, Endjala added also provided free-of-charge water metres to some 1 000 individual households in and around its vicinity.
However, Endjala told those present that he was disturbed to learn that some members of the community are reportedly vandalising the infrastructure of the elevated solar pump station constructed at Okatumba in the Otamanzi Constituency for a 53km water supply pipeline to serve the community of Amarika area.
Vandalism and their illegal connections on this pipeline hinders progress of the project, Endjala narrated and called on members of the community to refrain from damaging government infrastructure.
He also expressed concern that the crime rate has increased in Omusati Region, as it has already recorded 3 884 criminal cases this year compared to 3 392 last year.
These crimes include murder, rape, stock theft, housebreaking, and assaults, said Endjala.