Farmers in Kunene and Omusati face market access challenges


Farmers in the Kunene and Omusati regions say non-functional abattoirs and poor livestock infrastructure are primary obstacles to accessing a profitable market. 

This issue surfaced during the ongoing oversight visits by the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Economics and Public Administration in the Northern Communal Areas (NCAs).

The visits follow a 2022 petition to the National Assembly from Lisha Empowerment and Development, urging the revival of the livestock market in the NCAs and parliamentary intervention to address the sector's severe underdevelopment.

Local company restores borehole at Dr. Fischer Primary School for education and sustainability


A local company, South Haven Commodities, has stepped up to rehabilitate the borehole of Dr. Fischer Primary School in the Aminuis Constituency which has been dysfunctional since last year.

The company's director, Tjakazenga Kamuhanga, says education is one of the sectors that requires collective action from all stakeholders.

Education Inspector Ismael Kazondanga said the rehabilitation of the borehole will enable the school to engage in agriculture-related activities that will assist the school in raising funds for its upkeep.