The Chief Regional Officer of Oshana, John Kandombo, told the meeting that the Oshana Region had been severely affected by the flood.
They have to be relocated again, to a new site in Oshakati North that can accommodate 1 000 people, according to Kandombo
"We do not have money to buy those items, and we are appealing to the Government to assist us in this connection," Kandombo
Twenty schools with 1 886 pupils and 161 teachers have been affected by the flood.
In the public health sector, three health facilities have been flooded and services at 11 outreach points suspended.
According to Kandombo
the number of diarrhoea cases reported at clinics is increasing, with 87 cases having been treated.
Only nine malaria cases have been reported so far.
The Governor of Omusati Region, Sakey Kayone
said a lot of traditional huts and mahangu silos collapsed in his
region, and people's clothes, schoolbooks and other valuable items were destroyed.He
said a large number of livestock in Omusati's 12 constituencies died in the floods - 11 664 cattle, 7 171 goats, 1 083 donkeys, 272 sheep and two horses.
A poor harvest is expected, posing serious threat to food security in the region.