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EIF makes a difference in Ohangwena

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Governor of the Ohangwena Region, Walde Ndevashiya on Wednesday expressed excitement with the five newly drilled boreholes at different villages in the Okongo Constituency.Ndevashiya was speaking on Wednesday at his annual State of the Region Address (…

Governor of the Ohangwena Region, Walde Ndevashiya on Wednesday expressed excitement with the five newly drilled boreholes at different villages in the Okongo Constituency.

Ndevashiya was speaking on Wednesday at his annual State of the Region Address (SORA) which took place at Eenhana.

The governor in his SORA further stated that the new boreholes have already improved and impacted the lives of many community members at the Okongo villages.

The five new boreholes are at Oshikome, Eloolo, Omupanda, Okatope and Otutunda villages and were all funded by the Environmental Investment Fund (EIF) last year, he said.

“The Okongo Wildlife Conservancy windmill which was also converted to a solar panel powered system, is another exciting project under this EIF water supply programme,” Ndevashiya said.

The EIF has spent nearly N.dollars 4.8 million on the water infrastructure development projects in Okongo alone.

According to the governor, a lot of residents in different constituencies of the Ohangwena Region might benefit from this water infrastructure development fund, as the entire water supply programme of EIF is expected to continue until 2024 in the region.

Ndevashiya was also thrilled to inform the residents about the farmers in Ohangwena who have benefitted from another EIF project under its focal landscaping programme.

“The Ondjele Farmers’ Association established a bull rearing project at a cost of N.dollars 736 000,” he said.

The Okongo communal land development project led by the small scale commercial farmers also benefitted by securing funds they used to upgrade their domestic livestock pen into fully functional livestock auction pens at a cost over N.dollars 730 000.

The horticulture project at the Linelao Community Garden is another promising community vegetable project funded by EIF, he said.

The creation of an open public market last year by the Oshalande Community Development project where locally produced fruits and vegetables are to be sold, is one other milestone achievement funded by EIF, he said.

Source: The Namibian Press Agency