Venaani promises to pump water from ocean to Kunene, Omusati

Popular Democratic Movement (PDM) leader McHenry Venaani has promised that if elected as head of state this year, he will have desalinated water pumped from the Atlantic Ocean to the Kunene and Omusati regions.

Venaani said this at a PDM meeting at Okalongo in the Omusati region on Saturday.

Venaani said the water would be desalinated and pumped from Cape Fria to the Calueque-Oshakati water canal.

“I will put the biggest pipe from Cape Fria. We will desalinate the water. We take the salt out,” Venaani said.

He added that he would provide tractors and incentives for farmers, to stop the importation of food from South Africa.

Each village in the Omusati and Kunene regions would have an earth dam, Venaani said, adding “we will create food security in this country”.

In 2022, Swapo vice president Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah said Namibia should consider getting water from the Congo River in the Democratic

Republic of Congo to Oshikango to boost the agricultural sector in Namibia.

She said this in support of a suggestion by founding president Sam Nujoma that Namibia should get water from the Congo River.

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