Khomas makes progress in rural development projects

30 Jan 2018 19:30pm
WINDHOEK, 30 JAN (NAMPA) – The Khomas Regional Council (KRC) has, in the previous financial year, initiated various interventions aimed at improving the living conditions of its rural constituency residents, its chairperson Rachel Jacob has said.
Jacob, who was speaking at the official opening of their 2018 financial year here on Monday, said these projects include micro-finance support to poor farmers, rural employment schemes, rural sanitation programmes and cash for work.
Jacob said at Groot Aub, a project specialising in garbage collection and recycling called Environment CC and a chicken farming project called Mbishi Poultry were established in 2017, creating employment for about seven people.
An animal fodder-producing project was also started at Dordabis, which was funded to the tune of N.dollars 11 700 and creates employment to 23 community members.
“Furthermore, a road clearing project, which creates employment for about 23 people was also started at Khanubeb,” she said.
The construction of toilets, which will benefit at least 223 households in the Windhoek Rural Constituency, is also currently underway and is expected to be completed by March 2018.
Jacob stated that in order to strengthen implementation of the decentralisation process, the KRC has completed feasibility studies and technical designs and drawings to transform the head office into a decentralised office complex.