The Khomas Regional Council, along with the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture yesterday handed over new infrastructure to three different schools in Windhoek.
The new infrastructure included 20 classrooms, two storerooms, and two ablution facilities that were constructed by August 26 Construction at a combined value of N$ 6.3 million.
Twelve classrooms and two ablution blocks were constructed at Westmount High School within a period of four months at a cost of N$ 3.9 million, while the four classrooms at Otjomiuse and Rocky Crest were completed over a period of two months at a cost of N$ 1.2 million for each school.
Speaking at the handover ceremony, education minister, Anna Nghipondoka stated that the infrastructure is part of the COVID-19 infrastructure development programme being implemented in all 14 regions.
She said the programme is aimed at addressing shortages of water and ablution facilities, including rehabilitation of dysfunctional and not-in-use toilet blocks.
The minister also announced that the Khomas Region will be receiving a total of N$ 41.7 million, through the programme, which has been earmarked to cover construction of ablution facilities at selected schools and renovations of hostels including the rehabilitation; repair and maintenance of water and sewer supply systems and toilet facilities; construction of hostel facilities to accommodate needy learners in the Windhoek Rural Constituency; drilling of a borehole for water provision to Bloukrans Primary School and construction of classrooms at a few selected schools with tented classrooms.