Handover of Rehabilitated Water Points funded by the Japanese government to Kunene region through Namibia Red Cross Society


Tape cutting of newly rehabilitated water point by H.E. Mr. HARADA Hideaki and Hon. Victorino Simon,
Councillor of Opuwo and representative of Hon. Marius Sheya, Governor of Kunene Region
On Wednesday, 17 March 2021, a handover ceremony of rehabilitated water points funded by the Government of Japan through its Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) titled ‘The Drought Emergency Project for Rehabilitation of Water Points’ was held at Alpha Village just outside Opuwo in Kunene Region.
H.E. Mr. HARADA Hideaki, Ambassador of Japan to Namibia, handed over rehabilitated water points to Hon. Victorino Simon, Councillor of Opuwo and representative of the Governor of Kunene Region, at the ceremony organized by Namibia Red Cross Society (NRCS) represented by Dr. Namu Nkosi Musulwe, Acting Secretary-General of NRCS. Traditional Authority Representatives of Alpha Village and surrounding villages were present at the ceremony.
Sixteen (16) water points were rehabilitated as scheduled, which enabled 480 households to be provided with safe water and more than 2,000 community members went through training in safe drinking water and nutrition. The project is worth about 1.25 million Namibian Dollars for responding to the needs of communities severely affected by the drought in recent years.
The Government of Japan’s commitment to this project was communicated to H.E. Dr. Hage Geingob, President of the Republic of Namibia, by the then Prime Minister of Japan, H. E. Mr. ABE Shinzo in the bilateral talk held at the margins of TICAD 7 Heads of State Summit in Yokohama in 2019.