Kavango East meets to discuss HPP implementation

20 May 2016 18:30pm
RUNDU, 20 MAY (NAMPA) - Heads of various government institutions in the Kavango East Region Thursday gathered at the office of the regional governor to look at how they can harmonise the Harambee Prosperity Plan (HPP) within the context of their institutions.
The meeting was called by the Governor of the Kavango East Region, Dr Samuel Mbambo.
Mbambo called the gathering following a meeting regional governors had with President Hage Geingob at State House last month.
At the meeting, Geingob urged the governors to implement the plan before the end of his tenure.
Mbambo told Nampa he shared what the HPP was about in a previous meeting with heads of various institutions, and that Thursday's meeting was called for each institution to report back on how they will implement the HPP.
The Harambee Prosperity Plan is based on five pillars, namely effective governance and service delivery; economic advancement; social progression; infrastructure development and international relations and cooperation.
Expected outcomes from the Harambee plan are a more transparent Namibia; a high-performance and citizen-centred culture of service delivery; significant reduction of poverty levels; a reputable and competitive vocational education training system and a spirit of entrepreneurship and enterprise development, amongst others.
Representing the Kavango East Regional Council, Director for Planning and Development Services, Ambrossius Makongwa said the regional council will contribute to HPP's pillar number one and number three - effective governance and social progression. Under the effective governance pillar, Makongwa said the regional council will ensure that at least 80 per cent of all performance agreement targets are met during the Harambee period.
On the social progression pillar, the director said the regional council will contribute to this target through strengthening socio-economic development through cash/food for work projects, macro finance grants, rural employment scheme projects and through community income generating projects.
“These projects can be found in our annual work plan for 2016 to 2017,” he said.
The regional council will also avail serviced plots in Divundu and contribute to housing provision through the Build Together programme.