John Pandeni Constituency donates equipment to businesses

25 Sep 2014 15:10pm
WINDHOEK, 25 SEP (NAMPA) – The John Pandeni Constituency office on Wednesday handed-over equipment and material worth N.dollars 155 000 to small-scale businesses in Katutura.
Speaking during the event in the capital, John Pandeni Constituency Councillor Rachel Jacob called on the 15 beneficiaries to create much-needed employment through their businesses, and to make their businesses examples for others.
She urged them to work hard and use the materials and equipment for their intended purposes.
“The Government of Namibia is trying hard to fight poverty, malnutrition, hunger and unemployment by putting in place programmes aimed at improving the livelihood of communities in all 14 regions of the country.
The John Pandeni Constituency, amongst others, has the Income-Generating Activities (IGA) grant in the form of material and equipment given to community projects to start-up small businesses every year,” she noted, adding that the grant encourages community members to embark on economically-viable projects which are sustainable in the long run.
Since its inception, the programme has contributed tremendously to the reduction of poverty and the unemployment rate in the constituency.
The businesses which received the donated materials range from catering and tyre repair businesses to salons as well as printing and tailoring outlets.
These are Julia Catering, Sandra Catering, Indangungu Upholstery, Tukondjeni Uphostery, Okamuinjo Hair Salon, JW trading, Easy Tyre Repair and Uncle Roo Printing, amongst others.