BERSEBA: Residents of Berseba are busy preparing a plot of land which will be used to start a community vegetable garden at the southern village.
Community members started the voluntary clearing of the land in July this year, and it is expected to be ready for use some time this month.
The 200 by 150 metre plot will be fenced off with wire mesh and other fencing materials provided by the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry.
Berseba Village Council local authority councillors Salmon Isaaks and Sabina Esterhuizen told Nampa in an interview yesterday that the Agriculture Ministry will also provide irrigation equipment.
The vegetables, which will include cabbages, tomatoes, carrots and sweet potatoes, will be irrigated with water from a nearby borehole.
Deputy Minister of Mines and Energy Willem Isaacks officially opened the fourth Forum of Nuclear Regulatory Bodies in Africa (FNRBA) conference here yesterday.
The week-long conference, which is sponsored by the United States of America Nuclear Regulatory Commission, will amongst other things focus on the application of quality management requirements in the lifecycle of nuclear power plants and the fundamentals of nuclear reactor regulations.
The conference will also serve as a training workshop for members of the thematic working group on regulatory infrastructure for nuclear power plants on the fundamentals of reactor regulations, nuclear quality assurance and codes and standards.
The working group consists of 16 participating countries of which 22 delegates will be representing Burkina Faso, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Kenya, Libya, Mauritania, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania and Tunisia.
The working group seeks to assist participating members by moving towards convergence on regulatory standards, increase stakeholders’ understanding of regulatory practices and enhance regulatory cooperation.