Kandjoze discusses Otjozondjupa development matters

02 Aug 2018 20:00pm
OTJIWARONGO, 02 AUG (NAMPA) – The heads of various ministries in Otjozondjupa on Thursday held a meeting at Otjiwarongo with Minister of Economic Planning, Obeth Kandjoze to discuss development in the region.
Kandjoze, also Director-General of the National Planning Commission, is visiting national projects in the Otjiwarongo and Tsumkwe constituencies over two days. Presentations on the projects started between 2012 and 2017 were made by the Otjozondjupa Regional Council.
The minister was particularly impressed by the presentations on the solar farms operational in Gam and Tsumkwe, newly constructed Government offices and accommodation facilities constructed by the Namibian Police Force, ministries of health and education, and regional council, funded by Government.
New projects that need funding from central Government are a referral hospital, schools, teachers’ accommodation, channelling of services on resettlement farms and electrification.
Kandjoze told the meeting that while he is minister, regular consultative meetings will be held with the 14 regional councils in order for them to have a bottom-up planning exercise. This would help get resources to where people’s concerns are centred, he said.
“Regular visits to the sites of these national projects will also take place for us to see if what we have planned for, speaks to what is on the ground,” he said.
He said it is only through planning that Government’s limited resources will be used optimally.
Kandjoze then toured sites where land is being serviced via public-private partnerships in Extension 8 and Orwetoveni Extension 10, and 12 in Otjiwarongo.