Walvis community benefits from environmental fund

13 Sep 2017 17:00pm
WALVIS BAY 13 SEP (NAMPA) - Four community projects from Walvis Bay benefited from the Walvis Bay Municipality’s Environmental Fund at a combined value of N.dollars 62 000.
The beneficiaries were officially presented with their shares of the monies on Tuesday here.
The fund was established in 2003 to finance activities and initiatives which facilitate proper environmental and natural resources management within the jurisdiction of the Walvis Bay Municipality.
One of the officials responsible for the fund, Nangula Amatsi said beneficiaries only received materials and not cash.
One of the beneficiaries, Shell-It, specialises in collecting sea shells to decorate products such as home accessories and gardening.
They received N.dollars 26 000 to buy plants, plant pots, glue, vanish and storage boxes.
Namibia Dolphin Project, which conducts community outreach and educational programmes on Dolphins, received N.dollars 5 000 for printing leaflets.
Another project, The Big 5, which collects and recycles used oil, received N.dollars 11 500 for safety gear and equipment.
The Glass and Bottle Recycling Project was given N.dollars 18 400 for recycling equipment.
Officiating at the handover, town mayor Immanuel Wilfred said the fund is budgeted for every year to cover for annual sponsorships.
“So far 25 projects from individuals, schools and organisations benefited from the fund since its inception,” he said.
He used the opportunity to request community members to submit their proposals already for consideration and selection next year.