08 Apr 2016 09:30am
OTJIWARONGO, 08 APR (NAMPA) - Six community projects at Otjiwarongo have benefited from funds Namsov donated to the Otjozondjupa regional governors office last year.
Otjozondjupa Governor Otto Ipinge on Thursday handed over the materials purchased with N.dollars 500 000 donated to his office by the Namsov Community Trust (NCT) in October 2015 for distribution to community projects in the region.
The NCT holds a 10 per cent share in Namsov Fishing Enterprises, which started operating in 1991.
The trust is mandated to distribute donations to community projects in all 14 regions through the offices of regional governors.
Ipinge said his office has thus established the Otjozondjupa Governors Endowment Fund to administer the fund on behalf of the Otjozondjupa community.
The governor said Namsov has also committed to continue availing funds to the fund for the purchasing of materials to be donated to community projects.
Ipinge said a committee made out of government officials from various ministries in the region have been tasked with the approval of applications by the community projects, and also to buy the materials based on quotations submitted with the applications.
All projects in the region are eligible to apply, with applications channelled through the constituency offices.
This years beneficiaries operate gardening, information and community technology (ICT), catering, car wash and tyre repair projects in the Otjiwarongo and Okakarara constituencies.
The six beneficiaries are DRC printing shop, Anthea Pre-Primary and Kindergarten, the Okakarara garden project, Atutale investment and restaurant, DRC car wash and a tyre repair project in the Ombili informal settlement
Nearly N.dollars 209 000 was spent on purchasing the materials, while the remaining N.dollars 290 000 will be used to buy materials for projects in the Tsumkwe and Gam areas.
Speaking on behalf of the beneficiaries, the owner of DRC printing shop, Simon Hango thanked the regional committee for approving their applications, and Namsov for donating the funds.
They must continue to do so, so that those of us with no start-up capital in the region can benefit from it, he said.
On her part, Otjozondjupa Chief Regional Officer Jeaneth Kuhanga encouraged constituency councillors in the region to inform all community projects in need of funding to submit their appplications.