GOBABIS: A high-ranking business delegation from the India-based National Diary Development Board NDDB), an institution that collects, processes, and sells fresh milk and others products in India, is currently touring the Omaheke Region.
The delegation is in the country on a reciprocal visit initiated by the Omaheke Regional Council, in its bid to establish a dairy farm in the region.
It will be touring all major economic centres in the region to familiarise itself with the geography and other dynamics of doing business here.
The delegation will also be visiting three pilot sites proposed by the regional council for the setting up of processing plants, with the larger factory envisaged for the region’s main economic centre of Gobabis.
The sites are Ben Hur in the Kalahari Constituency, Otjimanangombe Epukiro constituencyand Otjinene.
At a working dinner hosted by the regional council yesterday to welcome the delegation, Omaheke Regional Governor Laura McLeod-Katjirua called on development partners to get on board the project through various means.
Namibian powerlifter Ruben Soroseb failed to make the grade when he ended ninth out of 10 competitors today at the 2012 Paralympic Games underway in London.
Soroseb, 32, could only manage to lift 190kg in the PO classification.
The winner, Mohamed Eldib from Egypt, lifted 249kg, followed by Dong Qi from China with 242kg and Iran’s Ali Sadeghzadehsalmani with 235kg.
Meanwhile, visually-impaired Namibian Ananias Shikongo will run tomorrow evening at 22h44 local time in the Men’s T11 400m.
Shikongo and guide Even Tjiviju are scheduled to run in Heat 3 of 3, and again on Friday in Round 1 of the Men’s T11 100m at 13h13 local time.
Another visually-impaired Namibian athlete, Martin Aloisius, will run on Friday in the Men’s T12 200m heats.