WINDHOEK: The National Youth Service (NYS) centre at Berg Aukas is planning to increase the size of its maize crop in order to keep up with demand.
This year, the centre grew maize on 30 hectares of the land it occupies there, but this will now be increased to 150 hectares to satisfy the market demand.
The NYS is one of the many exhibitors showcasing their products at the Windhoek Industrial and Agricultural show, which is currently underway in the capital.
In an interview with Nampa yesterday, the Head of the centre’s agronomy department, Victor Eyo said maize products, especially animal feed, are in demand.
He said they brought along a lot of 50 kilogramme bags of white and yellow maize, but they were bought almost immediately, and they had to order some more bags which are expected to arrive today.
The centre also grows produce such as onions, cabbages, tomatoes, carrots, and greenpeppers, amongst other things.
WALVIS BAY; Walvis Bay Mayor Derek Klazen on Tuesday spoke out about recent incidences of baby dumping at the harbour town. He was speaking during the ordinary council meeting held here. One of the latest incidences involved the remains of a baby boy which were discovered by three minors.
Nampa reported last week that the partially decomposed remains of a newborn baby boy was discovered by three children in the dunes at the town on 23 September this year.
Klazen indicated that incidences of baby dumping fill members of the public with shock and disbelief as these incidences mirror the ill-health of some members of the community who do not share the values of protecting and nurturing human life.