Tubusis Village Hit by Water Shortages

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By Irene !Hoaes

WINDHOEK

At the foot of the majestic Erongo Mountains, from which the Erongo region gets its name, lies Tubusis, a small almost forgotten village.

Like many areas surrounding the Erongo Mountains, Tubusis (Springbokfontein) is situated in a very scenic area with great potential for tourism, yet not much has happened in this regard.

If no other economic potential lies in this area, then surely tourism should be the answer to this impoverished village, as the potential is enormous.
The village and surrounding settlements have a population of about 600 to 700 people.

But villagers have been deprived of basic needs such as water over the past six months and have had to rely on water from the local school, which is supplied by NamWater, a practice that is somewhat not permissible, according to the Senior Traditional Councillor of the !O?

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