CORRIDOR: More than 100 members of the San community here will soon be the proud owners of new brick houses following the launch of a brick-making project here by the office of the Deputy Prime Minister.
The project is expected to mould up to 65 000 bricks in the next two months to be used for the construction of 20 houses at Corridor 17.
Launching the brick-making project on Friday, Deputy Prime Minister Marco Hausiku said the project will provide temporary employment for up to 100 people, while some members of the community will be trained in bricklaying and plastering through a skills transfer mode.
He said such transfer of skill will be vital in the quest to fully reintegrate the San community into the mainstream of the economy and to better their standard of living.
Hausiku said Government deemed it fit to develop the area around Corridor 17, where over half of the !Kung San people of the Omaheke Region live, instead of having to relocate them to an alternative place.
Corridor 17 is located some 220 kilometres south of Gobabis in the Omaheke Region’s Aminuis Constituency.
2 (WINDHOEK) – A fire which broke out at the Okahandja Park informal settlement early this morning has left a Windhoek couple homeless the day after their wedding.
It is not known what caused the fire which spread to four other neighbouring shacks, leaving close to 18 people including children, homeless.
The incident attracted a lot of onlookers and sympathisers, who were particularly concerned about the Hairuas who tied the knot yesterday.
Speaking to Nampa this morning, Markus Hairua said he detected the fire at around 05h00, but by the time he noticed that a fire had broken out in their shack it was too late to grab any of their household belongings, and the couple only managed to save themselves and their two children.
The Windhoek fire brigade arrived at the scene at around 06h00 and managed to extinguish the fire.