SWAFT/Koevoet members repatriated

12 October 2020 | Government

The 41 former South West Africa Territorial Force (SWATF) members who have been camping at Herero Commando Hall in Katutura for the past six years, were relocated to their respective regions over the weekend.
A media statement by the Office of the Prime Minister on Monday said other ministries were directed to render support to the identified members to revive their livelihood through the implementation of projects that can generate income as well as food and nutrition security.
It said the Ministry of Agriculture Water and Land Reform procured 410 goats (41 Bucks and 369 Does) and each member will receive 10 goats (1 buck and 9 does).
In addition, the Ministry also procured veterinary medicines and equipment, fencing materials including poles for the construction of kraals for all the beneficiaries, and will train them in small stock production, the statement reads.
If further said due to the temporary livestock movement restriction dated 6 October 2020 because of the Foot and Mouth Disease outbreak at Hoha Village, Ndiyona Constituency in Kavango East, the goats will not be distributed to the 41 beneficiaries until the ban is lifted.
The beneficiaries were shown their goats on Saturday at the Opuwo auction kraals before they were moved to the Omutambo omawe quarantine facility.
“Government has begun transporting and distributing fencing material and the Ministry of Agriculture will guide the beneficiaries on construction. The beneficiaries are expected to provide labour for construction,” the OPM said.
According to Lukas Haufiku, PRO of the Ministry of Gender Equality Poverty Eradication and Social Welfare, the ministry donated food parcels to all the 41 members valued at N$57 179.
He said the ministry is busy with registering them with the food bank. – Nampa

Similar News

 

Gender ministry visits Omaheke

2 months ago - 20 October 2020 | Government

Deputy minister of gender equality, poverty eradication and social welfare, Bernadette Jagger, yesterday paid a courtesy call on Omaheke governor Pijoo Nganate as part of...

Land remains a hot potato

3 months ago - 08 October 2020 | Government

Windhoek • [email protected] scorecard on how the country has fared in terms of implementing the 40 resolutions taken two years ago at the second national...

Pay, or be cut off

3 months ago - 07 October 2020 | Government

The Windhoek municipality has announced that it is noticing an alarming and unsustainable increase of accounts in arrears. In this light, the City of Windhoek...

Constituency change for Eros residents

4 months ago - 14 September 2020 | Government

The Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) called on residents in Windhoek’s Eros suburb who previously registered in Windhoek Rural to change their current constituency to...

Mayor visits new Havana Extension

4 months ago - 07 September 2020 | Government

Havana residents living along the Monte Cristo Road near the four-way stop and are among those that are going to be relocated to a new...

Restrictions in a nutshell

5 months ago - 13 August 2020 | Government

People of the local authority areas of Walvis Bay, Swakopmund, Arandis, Windhoek, Okahandja and Rehoboth will need travel permits for a period of 16 days....

Expand your coverage - Nujoma

5 months ago - 11 August 2020 | Government

Labour minister Utoni Nujoma urged the Social Security Commission (SSC) to expand its coverage to the informal sector and establish the National Pension Fund as...

MVAF re-opens Katutura satellite office

5 months ago - 31 July 2020 | Government

After a 5-month closure as a safety measure to stop the spread of Covid-19 during the first outbreak, the MVA Fund will reopen its Katutura...

Thousands of IDs ready for collection

5 months ago - 30 July 2020 | Government

The ministry of home affairs is appealing to the public to collect their national documents from the ministry’s offices countrywide.According to executive director Etienne Maritz,...

Government accused of playing tik tok

5 months ago - 27 July 2020 | Government

Residents from Oshetu One informal settlement in Okahandja have warned that if the government cannot give them land, they will get it “through the ballot...

Latest News

Stay vigilant when using free...

19th of January 09:15 | Opinion

Windhoek • Desery van WykAs people look for diversity in working spaces from their “work from home” routine, such as coffee shops, the use of...

Calls to stop illegal sand...

19th of January 08:55 | Environment

The City of Windhoek (CoW) has promised to focus on illegal sand mining at Groot Aub, which residents say is partly to blame for flooding...

Groundwater threatened by drilling

19th of January 08:01 | Disasters

Windhoek • Frank SteffenIn 2011, a hydrological study dating back to 2001 was republished. Together with the Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR...

Christmas in quarantine

19th of January 07:45 | Health

Windhoek • Maria KandjunguNo one sang. There were no cheers of “Happy new year!”. It was just “quiet and weird.”This is how 10-year-old Angel describes...

NamBTS needs your blood

14 hours ago | Health

Swakopmund • [email protected] Namibia Blood Transfusion Service (NamBTS) announced an extreme blood shortage at the end of 2020, and pleads with Namibians to donate blood....

Now is the time to...

14 hours ago | Agriculture

The previous and current rainy seasons in Namibia has given a sigh of relief to many farmers and is an indication that the country is...

Proverbs 31 Woman in Business

14 hours ago | Opinion

Windhoek • Ilke PlattUsually, one would read new years’ resolution thought articles this time of the year; however, has the pandemic changed the dialogue and...

Brush and broom factory planned...

17 hours ago | Infrastructure

Windhoek • [email protected] Namibia’s industrial production capacity being constrained and not being as competitive asother countries, one company decided to change the status quo.Nambrush, a...

Lunch is served

1 day - 18 January 2021 | Local News

Windhoek [email protected] part of some students’ practical training, Women at Work is now offering lunch on Wednesdays and Fridays.With only six students in the class,...

Load More