Namsov empowering communities through development

14 Dec 2015 06:10am
WINDHOEK, 14 DEC (NAMPA) – With the help of the Namsov Community Trust (NCT), the Khomas Regional Council is now able to lay water pipelines in the Groot-Aub settlement and Samora Machel Constituency.
The Groot Aub settlement is situated some 40 kilometres south of Windhoek.
The NCT dished out N.dollars 500 000 to each of the 14 regional councils in Namibia between February and April this year to be used for poverty eradication and development.
Khomas Governor, Laura McLeod-Katjirua told Nampa on enquiry Saturday that the council has lined up two projects that will commence next year.
She said the water pipelines for Groot Aub and Samora Machel Constituency are necessary because these two areas have water problems.
The second project is the improvement of the open market along Monte Christo Road near the Sam Nujoma Stadium. The regional council wants to build the hawkers a proper and conducive market where they can sell their goods.
In the Omaheke Region, funds from NCT will help boost the dairy industry and local media institutions.
Omaheke Regional Governor, Festus Ueitele told this agency they had identified 12 projects but prioritised the purchase of milk cows, equipment for milking cows and equipment for making yogurt.
The council also prioritised upgrading a local community radio station because the station currently does not reach all the region’s inhabitants.
The Omaheke council will also assist Lazpak Publishing with the purchase of multimedia equipment to produce videos about the region and sell these internationally. The three projects will provide employment for the locals.
Lazpak Publishing is an audio-visual production, entertainment and publishing company based in Gobabis. The company concentrates on film and music video production, photography, graphic design and web publishing, as well as artist management.
NCT Project Coordinator, Anne-Marie Molatudi told this reporter that the trust is satisfied with how the money is being used.
They visited all the 14 regions and saw how they donations are working amongst the communities, adding that NCT will continue donating money for the next two years, which will amount to N.dollars 1.5 million for each region.
The NCT is a 10 per cent shareholder in Namsov Fishing Enterprises.