MCA handover infrastructure it built to Ministry of Environment and Tourism

ETOSHA: The Millennium Challenge Account (MCA)-Namibia officially handed over infrastructure it built and renovated in the Etosha National Park to the Ministry of Environment and Tourism on Thursday.

A total of N.dollars 350 million was invested, mainly to build staff villages and management infrastructure for the Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET) at the Galton Gate, Olifantsrus, Okaukuejo and Ombika.

As part of the exercise, 54 houses were built at Ombika, while 35 houses, management and support infrastructure, as well as tourism facilities were constructed at Galton Gate. All the houses have electricity, water and sewage connections and are equipped with fridges, stoves, and solar geysers.

Land has also been serviced for a collective 49 additional houses at Ombika and Galton Gate to make it easier for MET to build staff housing in future. Thirty houses in the junior staff village at Okaukuejo were renovated.

MCA-Namibia Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Penny Akwenye said her organisation worked tirelessly with the Ministry of Environment and Tourism to meet conditions and performance targets to “unlock” Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) funding for the N.dollars 350 million investment in Etosha.

WINDHOEK; The 12th Quinton-Steele Botes (QSB) multi-athletics’ event took place in Windhoek over the weekend.

Athletes of various ages converged at the Independence Stadium on Friday and Saturday, where they took part in field and track events in preparation for the upcoming athletics’ season.

Events’ organizer Leoni van Rensburg told Nampa on Monday that athletes displayed exceptional performances during the event.

She singled out Nico Horn, who competed in javelin throw, and threw a distance of 63.09 metres (m), as well as Sugnet Engelbrecht, who ensured a distance of 37.97m in the discus throw.

Dirk Potgieter, who managed a distance of 40.40m in the discus event, was also another star performer on the day.

Asked about the future of the QSB athletics’ training camps, Van Rensburg said all sponsors who were involved with the late Botes have indicated their commitment to the furtherance of the training camps.