Government donates goats to farming project

26 Jun 2016 11:20am
ONGWEDIVA, 26 JUN (NAMPA) - Government, in a quest to uplift the living standards of farming communities, handed over goats to a goat breeding project in the Ohangwena Region on Friday.
The government provides goats bred on its various research stations across the country to farmers free of charge.
The 50 goats donated to the Ohangwena Goat Farming Project in the Ohangwena Constituency on Friday are from the John Alfons Pandeni Research Station in the Otjozondjupa Region.
“The main objective of availing these goats is to help the project members to help themselves,” Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Water and Forestry Anna Shiweda said whilst officially handing over the goats to members of the Ohangwena project on Friday.
Shiweda pointed out that the donated goats are the breeding stock for the Ohangwena Farming Project. After breeding with the goats, beneficiaries are expected to help other community members.
The deputy minister at the same time promised the availability of ministerial staff to the project members to assist with any information they may require.
Lukas Ndeutepo of the farming project said the project came about in 2014 and is based in the Ohangwena Constituency’s Oshuulula village. It has seven members.
The Agriculture, Water and Forestry Ministry is anticipated to donate more local and/or Boer goats to selected vulnerable households in the Kunene and Oshana regions on 28 and 30 June.