ONGWEDIVA: Education Minister Dr Abraham Iyambo has commended the Millennium Challenge Account (MCA) and Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) for opening their hearts and pockets to generously invest in the education of Namibian children.
Speaking at Ongwediva yesterday during the handing over of five combined schools in the Oshana Region that were expanded and renovated through MCA/MCC funding, Iyambo said MCA-Namibia has thus far invested N.dollars 472 million in the renovation, expansion and upgrading of 47 schools in the country.
The five renovated schools are Ondjora Combined School (CS), Olukolo CS, Enguwantale CS, Hashiyana CS and Onamutai CS.
The minister explained that 23 schools in the northern regions of Oshana, Ohangwena and Oshikoto have so far been upgraded by MCA-Namibia at a cost of N.dollars 240 million.
Iyambo said the upgrading creates an environment in which teachers can feel confident to plan and teach and where learners can strive for better achievements.
Speaking at the same event, MCA-Namibia Chairperson and Director-General of the National Planning Commission (NPC), Tom Alweendo said the United States Government, through the MCA, has contributed N.dollars 2,7 billion towards the development of Namibia since 2006.
The first-ever Kavango Regional Women’s Business Networking and Expo is slated to take place at the Kavango Regional Council auditorium at Rundu tomorrow.
The one-day event is aimed at creating a trade network and product marketing platform for women in the region.
Expo organising committee member Elizabeth Hilger told Nampa today that the event will see women from different business sectors from all corners of the Kavango Region showcasing their products, and exchanging and sharing business ideas.
It will also give them a platform to talk about the experiences and challenges they face in their businesses.
Roleplayers in economic and business developments, including representatives from the Ministry of Trade and Industry, the Namibia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NCCI), and local financial institutions are expected to attend.