Six projects benefit from MGECW in Kavango East

17 Oct 2016 11:20am
RUNDU, 17 OCT (NAMPA) - The Ministry of Gender Equality and Child Welfare has handed over materials and equipment worth N.dollars 133 000 to six projects in the Kavango East Region.
Speaking at the handing over ceremony at Rundu on Friday, Minister of Gender Equality and Child Welfare Doreen Sioka said the aim of the programme is to encourage community members to create employment for themselves and others.
“The income-generating activities centre around cultivating a business culture among community members with the ultimate goal of meeting the socio-economic needs of the people,” she explained.
The equipment was handed over to projects that do businesses in the area of baking, renting of chairs and tents, wood carving, sewing and salons.
One project was selected from all six constituencies in the Kavango East.
Sioka further noted that the ministry provides a start-up fund.
All Namibians who are 18 years of age and older, previously disadvantaged and who may not have collateral for loans from financial institutions may apply for the income-generating grant at the ministry.
“Namibians with the right attitude and who have confidence and self-determination to succeed in life one day are encouraged to apply,” she said.
She stressed that all Namibians, including physically challenged or disabled people who believe they are able to do business, may apply.
Application forms can be obtained from regional offices countrywide.