Windhoek East Constituency provides SMEs with equipment

04 Mar 2014 17:50pm
WINDHOEK, 04 MAR (NAMPA) - The Councillor of the Windhoek East Constituency is calling on Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in that constituency to grow their businesses in order to contribute to the growth of the economy.
Nic Kruger, who was speaking at the handing-over of equipment to SMEs by his office in that constituency here on Tuesday, said development in Namibia is a problem.
“You know the challenges that are facing Namibia. Income-generating projects are a drop in the bucket, we are trying to help young people to start up their businesses and employ people,” he stated.
He called on the recipients to make employing more people at their businesses a priority.
According to Kruger, his office allocated N.dollars 250 000 to worthwhile start-up businesses, and 17 benefited from the donations from the Khomas Regional Council (KRC) last year.
He expressed satisfaction with the previous beneficiaries, who were closely monitored by that office.
Also speaking at the same occasion was the Deputy Director of Planning at the KRC, Franklin Chilinda, who urged the recipients to share their skills with the employees so as to enable them to open up their own businesses.
“This should not only be viewed as income for yourself, but for others so that they also benefit from your skills,” he said.
The recipients trade in various businesses which include tailoring, carpentry, Information Technology (IT), catering services, and construction.