RUNDU – The heavy yet welcomed rain, which brought much relief to Rundu, caused a road cave-in at Tutungeni, forcing motorists to use alternative routes.
Most of the roads at the Kavango East town suffered substantial damage following Wednesday’s downpour. The caved-in road was eroded by the heavy rainwater that was flowing from the south towards the northern direction, where there is a floodplain that connects the town to the Kavango River.
The damaged road is at the high edge of the floodplain. A part of a residential boundary wall belonging to former Rundu CEO Romanus Haironga was also washed away.
“We are currently in a meeting discussing the issue on that particular road and other roads that have been damaged due to rain,” said Benjamin Makayi, town council’s spokesperson.
Makayi urged residents – both pedestrians and motorists – to make use of alternative roads until all the damaged roads have been restored.
Residents of Rundu are distressed by the heavily potholed roads at the town. “It is a natural disaster which can’t be prevented; however, we are trying our best to see how we are going to restore these roads.
We are looking into it. It was unexpected; we are also busy informing residents on the current situation regarding damaged roads,” Makayi said.