Southwest Africa

Omuthiya Hospital Without Water for a Week – Namibia

Omuthiya District Hospital has reportedly been without water for a week.

Oshikoto regional health director Joshua Nghipangelwa says the water problem at the hospital had been reported to the town council and the water supply has been restored.

He says low water pressure is the cause of the hospital’s water problem.


Namibia poised to become major renewable hydrogen producer – Namibia

With more than 300 days of sun a year, the large, but sparsely populated country is enough to make any solar energy provider twitch, with the nation piquing the interest of investors.

According to Wall Street Journal, Namibia has now already sourced €40 million in funding from Germany to use on feasibility studies and pilot projects related to ‘green hydrogen’.

Green hydrogen is being touted as a key resource in achieving decarbonisation in the energy system. It is the simplest and most abundant element on earth, with the ability to store and deliver energy.


UraMin proposes new idea on Namibian desalination plant – Namibia

Uranium producer UraMin-Areva Resources Namibia has proposed that the Namibian government expand a desalination plant currently being built by the company instead of building a second one, The Namibian reports.

The mining company, a subsidiary of the French energy giant Areva, recently submitted a proposal to the Ministry of Agriculture, proposing that “the Ministry weigh the potential advantages of co-operation in the current plant before proceeding with the second one”.

“Not only is the current plant near completion, but its expansion will cost a fraction of building a new one,” UraMin-Areva Resources Namibia was quoted as saying.