Thursday, 25 August 2016

Namibia: water shortage in the north | Засуха в северной Намибии


As of today a huge portion of northern Namibia will be faced with water shortage, Namwater has informed stakeholders.
In a statement sent to regional governors and local authorities, the following towns and surrounding areas will be affected by severe water crisis. These are Ongwediva, Oshakati, Ondangwa, Helao Nafindi, Omuthiya and Eenhana.
NamWater Marketing and Corporate Communications head, Johannes Shigwedha said this has been caused by "insufficient raw materials to Oshakati treatment plant and will affect the normal flow".
"Our water pumps at Calueque Dam inside Angola experienced power failure, resulting less water being pumped into the Canal."
Although NamWater has resumed pumping into the Canal, it will eventually take a few days before normal supply is restored.
To ensure that there is some amount of water available, water will be rationed every day from 22H00 in the evening to 04H00 in the morning from today until the 29th of August.
The move spells a curse on Namibia's biggest investment and trade exhibition, the Ongwediva Trade Fair which kicks off on August 26 till September 3 and is expected to attract over 30 000 visitors into the town.

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