Cash injection for Omaheke projects

19 November 2019 | Infrastructure

The Omaheke Regional Council allocated N$8.5 million to 128 community projects through its community development programme. Each of the seven constituencies in the region received N$1.2 million, with the various projects receiving between N$10 000 and N$600 000, a statement issued by the regional council’s senior public relations officer, Tauno Iileka said.
The largest amounts were allocated for electricity connection to households in Epukiro Constituency’s Okomumbonde village (N$700 000) and Otjinene Constituency’s Ozohambo village (N$500 000)
The Gobabis Constituency used N$292 000 of its allocation for the procurement of 15 hammer mills for small stock farmers, which will assist in efforts to mitigate the effects of the drought by allowing small scale farmers to produce livestock fodder.
An amount of N$445 000 has been allocated for the drilling and cleaning of boreholes in the Kalahari Constituency, also to assist in the mitigation of the effects of the drought by providing water to the communities.
Other projects that received substantial amounts include a grass-cutting project in Okorukambe Constituency which received N$600 000, and a crop farming project (Sekama Crop Production) in Aminuis, which received N$140 000.
Another N$400 000 was availed for the construction of auction pens at Eiseb in the Otjombinde Constituency.
The rest of the projects supported are in the categories of small and medium enterprise development, livestock farming, housing, dairy production, infrastructure development, manufacturing, rural sanitation and solar power.
Four schools – Rietquelle Secondary School, Izak Buys Secondary School and Dr Fischer Primary School in Aminuis and C. Heuva Secondary School in the Otjombinde Constituency –received building material, computers and stationery after requests were submitted by the schools.
“To ensure that funds are used for the intended purpose, the regional council procures the items and materials required by the beneficiaries, in line with procurement procedures. Some project equipment, materials and tools have already been purchased and distributed, while procurement for others is ongoing,” the statement said.
Expenditure of these funds is authorised by the minister of urban and rural development. – Nampa

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