Ministry of Gender Equality and Child Welfare donates materials and equipment to eight beneficiaries

GOBABIS: The Ministry of Gender Equality and Child Welfare at Gobabis on Friday donated various materials and equipment to eight beneficiaries as part of its annual assistance to small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

The SME projects assisted during the ministry’s small grants programme for this year range from chicken farming and gardening projects to salons and sewing businesses.

The successful beneficiaries were selected to benefit during this year’s programme out of hundreds of applicants.

Handing over the donations on Friday on behalf of the committee which selects the beneficiaries, the Chairperson of the Omaheke Regional Council, Ignatius Kariseb, urged the beneficiaries to use the material and equipment received prudently to advance their businesses.

Kariseb noted that the donated materials should not be stored away or used for personal gain, but should instead be utilised to the best interest of the beneficiaries’ respective businesses and projects.

Kariseb used the opportunity to call on locals to make use of SMEs for their needs, as such businesses have the necessary know-how and skills to deliver on any businesses needs and services that may be required from them.

SOURCE: NAMPA