WINDHOEK: There is an urgent need to mobilise sectoral inter-ministerial support in order to respond to water and related farm infrastructure requests by farmers.
Deputy Minister of Lands and Resettlement Theo Diergaardt made this call during his ministry’s annual staff address in the capital yesterday.
He said they need to come up with a systematic plan to address post-settlement issues, as there is a need for a data repository centre to support and give information on farms that have been serviced so that the budgetary allocations for this function can cater to requests from all regions.
It could be in the form of financial support, extension services and maintenance of infrastructure, as well as training services for the farmers.
Diergaardt is optimistic that with continued financial support, extension services, training and related post-settlement support for resettled farmers will make a positive impact in the agricultural sector.