Contingency plans should be put in place for floods - John Likando

Contingency plans should be put in place for floods - John Likando

Residents in flood-prone areas of the Zambezi Region are cautioned to apply contingency plans in anticipation of the annual floods.
Kabbe South Councillor John Likando told Nampa in an interview that the Regional Council is closely monitoring water levels of the Zambezi and Chobe Rivers.
He said the water levels of both rivers are already rising slowly and the Council wants all the affected communities to introduce contingency plans and avoid last-minute frustrations.
Likando said the council, in partnership with stakeholders such as the Ministries of Agriculture, Water and Forestry as well as Education, Arts and Culture and the Namibian Police Force, are holding meetings on awareness and preparedness amongst communities in flood plains for disaster risk management purposes.
Livestock owners are also encouraged to move their animals to higher ground.
The councillor further urged residents affected each year to alert the Regional Council in terms of the necessary provisions to avoid loss of life or property.
He said measures are already being introduced to ensure that the Kapelwa-Kabanjani Ferry is ready to relocate those who might need assistance.