THE Environmental Investment Fund of Namibia (EIF) responded to the clarion call of the President that called on all Namibians to assist their fellow Namibians and especially those in dire need and who are heavily affected by the prevailing drought situation in Namibia.
In July this year it was reported that the rural communities in Oshikunde and Epembe Constituencies in the Ohangwena Region were in dire need of water and desperate for drinking water and resulted in these communities consuming water that was classified as unfit for human consumption.
The EIF responded to that call by investing N$2.5 million to rehabilitate a borehole owned by the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry and converted it from a monitoring hole to a water supply borehole. Along with the rehabilitation the EIF also funded the construction of a pipeline extending 23 kilometers.
This rehabilitation of the borehole at Oshidute in the Epembe Constituency also extends to the communities in the neighbouring communities in the Oshikunde Constituency. It is estimated that this project once completed will have the capacity to provide potable water to about 7 500 people.