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Ohangwena community aquaculture project praised

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A fishpond community aquaculture project established at Enghandja village in the Ohangwena Constituency, was a point of discussion at the annual State of the Region Address (SORA) on Wednesday at Eenhana.Ohangwena Governor, Walde Ndevashiya, in his 202…

A fishpond community aquaculture project established at Enghandja village in the Ohangwena Constituency, was a point of discussion at the annual State of the Region Address (SORA) on Wednesday at Eenhana.

Ohangwena Governor, Walde Ndevashiya, in his 2022 SORA heaped praise on the artificially constructed aquaculture project at the Enghandja village, saying many residents there now depend on it for food, as evidenced by the first ever recent fish harvest there.

The governor said about 3 000 fingerlings are in the fishpond and thousands of middle sized to large fish were harvested recently and fed about 235 households in and around the Enghandja area.

“The project is a success story since it was established in 2019, and today it is aiming high at farming fish for consumption and income generation,” he said.

The fish farm is a community-driven project managed by 235 households, which are actively involved in giving daily care to the fish, he said.

Ndevashiya said the 3 000 fingerlings in the pond were supplied to the community in 2021 and 2022 by the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources.

The governor also applauded the ministry for its continued professional technical support and guidance to the caretakers of the fish farm.

Source: The Namibian Press Agency