The Ambassador of the United States to Namibia, Randy Berry, says he is impressed with the positive impact the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) programmes have made in the Oshana, Oshikoto, and Ohangwena regions.

Berry made the remarks during his first visit to various projects funded by PEPFAR.

The ambassador and delegation visited projects owned by young women, who all expressed their appreciation to the American government for equipping them with knowledge and resources to better their lives.
The programmes helped beneficiaries support their families while creating jobs.

Berry reiterated that his government will continue to support Namibia through the Dream Programme.

"There has been so much great progress that I think that the proof for me is getting out in remote areas to clinics and to health care centres and talking to health care providers for me to see the impact at a grassroots level, and I am currently happy with what has been achieved here in the north and throughout Namibia so that we can continue to improve our programmes and coordination with the government."

The programme also provides information for young women to make informed decisions about their lives, as well as equipping them with entrepreneurial skills.

The beneficiaries expressed their gratitude to the US government for giving them the opportunity to stand on their feet.

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U.S. Embassy Namibia


Ndapanda Shuuya