Gibeon Constituency assists residents with micro projects

09 Dec 2016 09:40am
GIBEON, 09 DEC (NAMPA) – The Gibeon Constituency Office on Thursday handed over building materials, bakery products and equipment, a zinc structure, generators and gardening tools worth N.dollars 67 800 to 13 beneficiaries.
The constituency office under the Hardap Regional Council (HRC) annually assists community members with viable projects for them to become self-sustainable and make a living out of their projects.
Speaking at the handing-over ceremony, Gibeon Constituency Councillor and member of the National Council, Jeremiah van Neel said micro projects address the immediate needs of people.
“Micro projects contribute to the economic and social development of communities in a sustainable manner,” he said.
Van Neel urged recipients to grow with their projects and contribute towards boosting the country’s economy through creation of employment to compliment the national Harambee Prosperity Plan.
Dirk Karigub, a beneficiary and owner of Karigub Leather Works at the Kriess settlement, said they are thankful for what government is doing for them.
“A lot of people just want to sit back and demand instead of going out and make a living for themselves,” Karigub said.
He urged the youth to start projects and support themselves.
Another recipient, 61-year-old Lucia Khoases from Farm Falkenhorst near Gibeon, said they are happy to receive a pre-fabricated zinc house where they can hold community meetings.
“We held our meetings under a tree or in church before,” she said.
Gibeon is situated 60 kilometres south of Mariental and has a population of approximately 6 000 inhabitants.