KERC development budget benefits over 40 income-generating projects
A total of 44 income-generating projects with 186 beneficiaries received support from the N.dollars 216 687 000.00 development budget allocated to the Kavango East Regional Council under the current 2020/2021 financial year.This was revealed by the reg…
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A total of 44 income-generating projects with 186 beneficiaries received support from the N.dollars 216 687 000.00 development budget allocated to the Kavango East Regional Council under the current 2020/2021 financial year.
This was revealed by the region’s Governor, Bonny Wakudumo, when he delivered his second State of the Region Address here Friday.
Wakudumo said apart from the N.dollars 1.6 million spent on the above-mentioned projects, another N.dollars 3 million was used for the construction of municipal services such as the maintenance of roads, electrification and town planning of the Ndiyona settlement.
The regional council's rural sanitation program he further said managed to construct 95 ventilated pit latrine units at a cost of N.dollars 1.6 million in the Rundu Rural, Mashare, Ndonga Linena, Mukwe and Ndiyona constituencies.
According to the governor, 28 temporary jobs were created for local youth during the construction phase.
On the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture, Wakudumo said 12 ablution facilities were constructed at 12 schools in the region to a tune of N.dolllars 4.5 million dollars.
He said 71 540 learners were registered in all grades during the 2021 academic year despite challenges posed by the outbreak of COVID-19, adding that 153 schools benefited from the school feeding program at a cost of N.dollars 8 million.
'The Education ministry also completed the construction of four hostel blocks at the Ndiyona Combine School and one hostel block at the Divundu Combine School to a tune of N.dollars 4 million,' he said.
On the Ministry of Gender Equality, Poverty Eradication and Social Welfare, the governor said 31 657 children are registered under the social grant and N.dollars 8 million was spent under this programme.
The ministry he said also constructed three standard early childhood development centres at Mukwe, Rundu Rural and Ndiyona at a cost of N.dolllars 3.3 million.
Source: Namibia Press Agency