Red Cross Namibia has come to the aid of hundreds of Oshakati residents affected by floods in Oshana, Omusati and Ohangwena region. At Ekuku they assisted flood victims by donating blankets, soap, pots, set of spoons and forks and mats.
The victim of a Zebra snake bite is now dreaming of becoming a specialist in snakes. Little Venecia Gaeses, a Grade 7 learner in Tsumeb, has recently returned to school after being hospitalised for nine months after she was bitten by a poisonous Zebra snake.
In an attempt to bring major cultural activities to people outside Windhoek and decentralise the arts and cultural scene of Namibia, AfricAvenir has partnered with NEPC and the Oshana Regional Council to bring entertainment to the north.
So far only residents from Oshoopala location in Oshakati has been relocated to Ekuku by the Oshakati Town Council, where 18 tents have been erected for flood victims, but more tents are needed to accommodate increasing numbers of flood victims.
The Oshakati Town Council urged the residents of Oshakati to assist one another, especially those affected by the heavy rain, as the town council has very limited resources or facilities to assist each and every person affected by the flood.
Nghaamwa said this during a visit to Omundaundgilo village between Eenhana and Okongo where the San people are now settled, which was aimed at discussing the way forward to ensure they development takes place in the area.
With the expanding social reform and women empowerment as well as literacy growth, arranged marriages in most cultures have been long condemned, yet seemingly arranged marriages are still rife in Namibia.
With only few people having access to decent water facilities supplying potable water in the area, residents of Uudhiya said they are tired of drinking what they call “sour water” from boreholes they themselves have drilled.