Omusati to construct tomato processing plant

27 Dec 2017 11:10am
WINDHOEK, 27 DEC (NAMPA) – The Omusati Regional Council (ORC) has embarked upon the construction of a tomato processing plant at Epalela village, which is expected to be completed in three to four years’ time.
In a recent interview with Nampa, Councillor for Anamulenge Constituency, Werner Kalipi said the plant will process fresh tomatoes harvested from local producers and the Etunda irrigation project.
“The tomatoes will be canned for local shops and exportation to fish factories in Walvis Bay,” said Kalipi.
Without availing how much the plant will cost the ORC, Kalipi said the area has already been identified, fenced off and electrified. The provision of clean water has been assured by the ORC.
Outlining the ORC’s achievements over the year, Kalipi explained that about 27 kilometres of water pipes were connected in Otamanzi constituency, but that only 10 were currently operational.
He noted that 17 kilometres of the water pipes were not working due to a low water pressure system but gave assurances that the regional council was working to resolve the issue soon.
About 30 kilometres of water pipes were also connected between Otamanzi and Amarika village in Tsandi constituency.
Kalipi said the pipes cost about N.dollars 600 000 to 700 000 respectively.
For the financial year 2017/18 over 200 pit latrines were also constructed across the region by Ministry of Rural and Urban Development.
“The hygiene level in the region has improved due the construction of the pit latrines,” said Kalipi.