Poverty blueprint taken south

24 Oct 2017 17:00pm
KEETMANSHOOP, 24 OCT (NAMPA) – //Kharas Governor Lucia Basson said sustainable income generating activities will be introduced in various communities in the region as part of the national fight against poverty.
These include projects in sectors such as food production, brickmaking, tourism, aquaculture, livestock and crop farming, she said.
Speaking during the Popularisation Workshop of the Blueprint on Wealth Distribution and Poverty Eradication here on Tuesday, Basson revealed that her office is in the process of setting up a bakery at the Kosis settlement.
The Office of the //Kharas Governor also participated in establishing a cooperative initiative at Snyfontein in the Berseba Constituency donating 52 sheep, with Skorpion Zinc mine matching the donation.
The workshop was presented by the Ministry of Poverty Eradication and Social Welfare (MPESW) to stakeholders of the //Kharas and Hardap regions.
The sessions are held across the country to seek buy-in for the blueprint and its implementation plan.
The documents follow regional consultations and a national conference which deliberated on the issues of poverty and inequality in the country.
MPESW Permanent Secretary, I-Ben Nashandi said during the meeting the blueprint is aligned to the country’s development plans alongside the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
He added that the implementation requires political will and mobilisation of required resources and skills to better protect and help the poor and vulnerable in the country.
The ways include food security, enhancement of safety net provisions and basic social services, achievement of sustainable employment creation, and gender equality and empowerment.