CCN drought relief grants’ project extended

OPUWO: The N.dollars 100 per person per month grant given by the Council of Churches in Namibia (CCN) to selected drought-stricken villagers in the Kunene, Omusati, Hardap and Kavango regions has been extended.

This project was started in October 2013 with the aim of ending in March 2014, but was extended by two months to stop at the end of May this year.

The coordinator of the drought relief programme of the CCN in Kunene, Reverend Salomon Tjakuapi told Nampa on Thursday that the project was extended because people were still in the same drought and hunger situation as rainfalls did not come on time to afford them a chance to plant their own food.

“We are going to pay the beneficiaries today at the Ongongo village,” he stated.

At least 900 beneficiaries have been receiving the N.dollars 100 grant from the CCN at the Ongongo village since the program was introduced last year.

According to Tjakuapi, their intention was to continue with the donation of the N.dollars 100 to the beneficiaries in their selected villages and beyond if there was enough money.

However, due to limited funds, the project will stop in May this year, sending them back to the drawing board to plan on how to source funds for future grants.