Vulnerable people in Kunene receive goats

02 Mar 2014 10:40am
OTJISOKO-TJONGAVA, 02 MAR (NAMPA) - The Community Based Rangeland Livestock Management (CBRLM) project in the Kunene Region handed over 70 goats to persons with disabilities and vulnerable people in the region on Wednesday.
The goats, valued at N.dollars 56 000, were acquired from farmers in the region who benefited from the same project in the past.
Speaking at the handing over ceremony at Otjisoko-Tjongava village, Kunene Regional Governor Josua //Hoebeb called on the beneficiaries to look after the livestock in order for it to sustain them and improve their livelihoods.
The village is situated about 10 kilometres north of Opuwo.
“Do not go and sit under the shade and come back to complain of livestock that has been eaten by predators at the end of the day. Look after the livestock you have been entrusted with,” he said.
Each of the 12 beneficiaries received six nanny goats and they are expected to avail six nanny goats to new beneficiaries in future.
Dr Admore Mazaire, an official of GOPA Consortium, the consulting company contracted to implement the CBRLM project, said some of the first 23 beneficiaries of the project have already managed to pass on livestock to new beneficiaries.
The goats are acquired from farmers as payment for bulls bought for them by the CBRLM project to improve their breeding quality and increase calving numbers in the 15 grazing areas in the rangeland management units.