09 Sep 2016 14:20pm
WINDHOEK, 09 SEP (NAMPA) Omaheke Governor Festus Ueitele is appealing to inhabitants of the Omaheke Region to submit proposals for project that need funding as matter of urgency.
People in the region were asked to approach the constituency offices within the region to submit their proposals last month.
Speaking to Nampa on Thursday, Ueitele said the deadline of 10 September 2016 is fast approaching and no further proposals will be accepted after that date.
The money is already in our hands, we just need to look at the applications and see which ones are viable, he said.
The funds form part of the annual funding of N.dollars 500 000 by the Namsov Community Trust.
In 2015, the Namsov Community Trust committed itself to avail N.dollars 1,5 million for three years to each region within the country in an effort to stimulate development and address hunger and inequality.
Last year 16 applicants received funding, including community radio station Omaheke Radio and a variety of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs).
Ueitele said sometimes they even assist students who are unable to pay their tuition fees at tertiary institutions.
However, certain sectors such as employment creation, education, agriculture, health, and poverty reduction initiatives enjoy greater priority.
The chairperson of the committee dealing with the project, Pijoo Nganate appealed to businesses, Government agencies and private individuals to assist them in their efforts of eradicating poverty.
We are very grateful to Namsov but this is just a stepping stone, so more people must come on board so that we can make this more sustainable, said Nganate.
He added that the project has so far created good employment opportunities amongst the youth.
We are confident that this project will continue to impact the lives of our people, he noted.
The Namsov Community Trust which holds a 10 per cent share in Namsov Fishing Enterprises, which started operating in 1991.