OKAKARARA: Twenty-five OvaHerero and San households yesterday received cattle from the German Special Initiative Programme through the National Planning Commission (NPC) here.
Okakarara Constituency Councillor Vetaruhe Kandorozu handed over three heifers to each of the households, who were identified as descendants of OvaHerero/San/Nama people killed during the genocide committed by then German colonial forces between 1904 to 1908.
The handing-over ceremony took place at the Okakarara auction pens.
In total, 86 cattle were presented to beneficiaries yesterday, and divided among 25 households.
The cattle given were not allocated to any beneficiary permanently, as it will only be kept for a period of three years to reproduce calves and then given to other beneficiaries.
Four out of five Namibian students left the country today to study medicine for six years at the Nantong University in China through scholarships by the Namibian-Chinese Loving Heart Organisation (NCLHO).
The four are Helena Abed, Kelsey Kudumo, Dosantar Johannes, Jeremy Kharuchab, while Eveline Nambahu will depart later this week.
They are the third group of Namibian students sponsored by NCLHO to study in China after the first group of six left in 2010 and the second group of eight left last year.
The scholarships include flight tickets, accommodation, tuition, study materials, food and other basic necessities, which will cost each student about N.dollars 400 000 over a six-year period.