WINDHOEK, 03 JUN – The Khomas Regional Council has rolled out various targeted interventions aimed at improving the living standards of people in Windhoek’s rural constituencies.
This was revealed by Khomas Governor, Laura McLeod-Katjirua during her State of the Region address for 2017/18 here on Thursday.
The targeted interventions include micro-financing schemes, a rural employment scheme, cash or food for work programmes, support for poor farmers, the ‘One Region, One Initiative’ programme and rural sanitation.
McLeod-Katjirua said these interventions led to a number of permanent jobs being created.
Amongst others, N.dollars 49 000 was allocated to Suwama Investment via a micro-financing scheme at Mix settlement and three jobs were created.
“A project specialising in garbage collection and recycling called Environmental cc was implemented at Groot Aub to the value of N.dollars 28 656 and it created employment for five people,” she added.
A road clearing project called Khanubeb Rehabilitation, meanwhile, employed 23 people after receiving N.dollars 37 929 for the clearing of the road at Khanubeb.
The governor said an animal fodder producing project called Dordabis Animal Fodder was also funded to the tune of N.dollars 11 7000 and created employment for three people.
The drilling of a borehole and construction of a chicken coop at Groot Aub’s Mbishi Poultry for N.dollars 1 million created employment for four people.
McLeod-Katjirua further said the council has constructed 105 toilets at Audabib, Noasport and Dordabis.
“Contractors have also been appointed to build 72 toilets at Farm Versailles and Stinkwater,” she said.
The Khomas Regional Council’s plans to construct 223 toilets were put on hold as issues surrounding land arose.
“As it happened elsewhere in this region, the land issue still haunts us as and in some instances we had to pull out due to land disputes,” McLeod-Katjirua stated.
This included the construction of 38 toilets at Khanubeb.