Veld fire raging for more than a week in Ohangwena

Veld fire raging for more than a week in Ohangwena

A veld fire that has been raging for more than a week in the Epembe Constituency of the Ohangwena Region, has still not been contained.
The fire has already destroyed large tracts of grazing land and several houses.
Concerned over its further spread, Epembe Constituency Councilor Phillipus Shikongo has now called in a team from the Namibian Defence Force to assist.
Shikongo says a suspect has been apprehended for deliberately setting the fire, and investigations are ongoing.
Over the past weekend, Ohangwena Governor Walde Ndevashiya, accompanied by officials from the regional council's emergency unit, also visited the affected areas to access the situation.