Kunene schools to be relocated to higher ground following heavy rains

Kunene schools to be relocated to higher ground following heavy rains

Plans are underway to relocate the mobile schools at Otjimuhaka in the Epupa Constituency to higher ground following heavy rains in the Kunene Region.
The Head of Department at the Ondao Mobile School, Abia Kambaekua said two tents serving as classrooms were flooded.
Kambaekua said apart from the Grade 3 and 4 classrooms, shacks used as hostel accommodation were also affected.
The Otjimuhaka Mobile Unit has 180 learners, mostly from the marginalised communities, such as Ovatue, Ovatjimba, San, Ovazemba and Ovahimba.
The Otjamaungu Mobile Unit, situated about 25 kilometres from Ruacana, had also been relocated because of the same reason.
Amon Kapi, the Ondao Mobile School Principal told Nampa that learners at Otjikondavirongo in the Sesfontein Constituency are not attending school, as water levels in the area have risen.
Meanwhile, the Kunene River Lodge closed on Thursday after the Kunene River overflowed, leaving some parts of the lodge submerged.
The region has more than 80 mobile school units, which are all under the Ondao Mobile School Division.