Steady development at Keetmanshoop

25 Apr 2016 15:10pm
KEETMANSHOOP, 25 APR (NAMPA) - The southern capital is on a path of growth, Keetmanshoop Urban Constituency Councillor Hilma Nicanor said on Saturday.
She was speaking at belated regional Independence Day celebrations.
The councillor, who doubles as Deputy Minister of Veterans’ Affairs, said democracy in Namibia has reached a level of maturity bringing with it developmental successes.
“Dream and see yourself entering a brighter future. The Namibian house is earmarked for everybody - both Namibian boys and girls - to cherish together and celebrate unity and diversity without conflict.”
She listed the establishment of several projects as opportunities for jobs in the town.
The Mutual Mall, built by Old Mutual Investments, Insurance and Asset Management, and the !Homs-Ai community open market built by the Namibia Development Corporation (NDC). Both opened in 2013.
Another development is the Fonteintjie Aquaculture Project, an initiative of the Keetmanshoop Urban Constituency brought to life in 2006 with funds from the European Union (EU).
The fish farm falls under the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources that commissioned an upgrade worth N.dollars 25 million currently underway to expand the facility.
Nicanor also mentioned the ongoing construction of a garment factory and a woodwork factory by the NDC, as well as the servicing of land by the Keetmanshoop Municipality.
She said young people could expect more job opportunities with the planned construction of the //Kharas Regional Office Park and the University of Namibia Southern Campus within the next few years.