We returned to Namibia from ABO last week on Tuesday and have since been resident at the AIM house in Windhoek. We have had various issues with our original team vehicle, the 24 year old Nissan, as well as with our newly acquired Landrover.
Due to our accident in the Nissan before heading off to Kenya we needed some repair work done to the vehicle. It was in a state where it could be driven safely enough but we still required various repairs to be done for the long haul. We also needed to have the vehicle registered in Windhoek where our new (It is new to us though it is 12 years old!) vehicle was to be registered.
There is a ruling that if an organisation has multiple vehicles they must be registered in the same town. The Nissan was registered in Okahanja which was not a convenient place for us to have the Landrover registered so we decided that both vehicles would need to be registered in Windhoek. Sounds like an easy thing….not here! We are still waiting for the completion of the registration on the Nissan and the spare tyre still needs to have the stud holes in the rim rebored…a job that we were told was completed but when we checked the wheel on the car we found this not to be the case,soooo back to the workshop!
The Landrover had some extra seats fitted but they forgot to install the seat belts! As yet we are unsure when we will be able to return to Tsumkwe but I hope it is before I forget the little Ju’nkwasi we have learned. The advantage of our situation is that it has provided us with time to complete some of our remaining curriculum requirements for our first unit of TIMO, to work on our contingency plans as well as purchasing some tools and put together an emergency kit for both the vehicles.