GOBABIS: Omaheke Regional Governor Laura McLeod-Katjirua has commended Government for its sound international reputation and diplomacy which continues to bear fruit for the country.
In a speech delivered on her behalf by the Chairperson of the Omaheke Regional Council, Ignatius Gariseb here yesterday, McLeod-Katjirua said it is positive reviews of the country which has enabled it to successfully lobby for support for various developmental initiatives aimed at changing the living standards of Namibians.
The remarks were made during a cornerstone laying ceremony marking the commencement of construction for various projects through the Millennium Challenge Account (MCA)-Namibia.
Amongst other things, the projects include the construction of a regional study and resource centre at Gobabis and a new Community Skills Development Centre (COSDEC).
Commenting on the renovation and upgrading activities that are due to take place under an MCA-Namibia grant in the region, McLeod-Katjirua said it was due to the unwavering spirits of the line minister, his deputy and the entire management team that such projects are now seeing the light.
2 (WINDHOEK) – Five Namibian community-based and non-governmental organisations yesterday received funding from the Government of Finland through the Embassy of Finland here.
The beneficiaries are the Integrated Rural Development and Nature Conservation (IRDNC); Mainstream Foundation; Meat Board of Namibia; Caprivi region-based Working Group of Indigenous Minorities in Southern Africa (WIMSA); and the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR).
The funding agreements were signed between the Charge d’ Affaires of Finland, Anne Saloranta and representatives of the five organisations.
The funding is worth N.dollars 3.9 million, and comes from the Fund for Local Cooperation, which is administered by the Embassy of Finland in Namibia.
This fund supports the overall issues related to the complete eradication of poverty by means of economic, social and ecological sustainability in Namibia.