Speaking at the site handover of a desalination plant in Bethanie by Minister of Agriculture, Water and Land Reform, Calle Schlettwein to the contractor, NamWater Chief Executive Officer Abraham Nehemia, explained that the plant will change the livelihood of the locals as it will give them access to potable water and enhance economic progression. He explained that the project involves the construction of a reverse osmosis desalination plant which will be powered by hybrid renewable energy, solar PV panels, and the wind.