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Karasburg East Constituency Office donates to income-generating projects

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The Karasburg East Constituency Office has handed over various types of equipment worth N$300,000 to approximately 60 beneficiaries. 

This initiative aims to alleviate unemployment and reduce the poverty rate in the constituency.

The equipment handed over for the income-generating projects includes sewing machines, generators, hair salon and catering equipment, welding machines, bakery and car wash equipment, as well as fashion and manicure equipment.

Public urged to help social grant beneficiaries to manage money well

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Deputy Minister of Gender Equality, Poverty Eradication & Child Welfare, Bernadette Jagger has called on the public to help beneficiaries of social grants to use their money to sustain themselves.

Responding to concerns by parliamentarians in the National Assembly on the misuse of these grants by the beneficiaries, Jagger said her Ministry has no control measures in place.

Agriculture: Namibia's most important sector- Andre

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Erongo Governor Neville Andre says agriculture is one of Namibia’s most important sectors, with around 70% of the country’s population depending directly or indirectly on agriculture for their income and livelihood, mostly in the subsistence sector.

Andre highlighted this during the handing over ceremony of 1037 gardening tools, wheelchairs, and swinging machines to SMEs at Swakopmund.

Woermann Brock We Care Trust donate to 12 beneficiaries in need of financial assistance

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In celebration of its 128 anniversary, the Woermann Brock "We Care Trust' donated N$300 000 to 12 beneficiaries in need of financial assistance.

The Trust supports communities in surrounding areas of all Woermann Brock Stores and assists organizations that actively work towards helping those in need.

The Minister of Health and Social Services, Dr. Kalumbi Shangula in his keynote address commended the supermarket for providing assistance to those who need it most.

28 beneficiaries from John Pandeni Constituency receive equipment

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Twenty-eight beneficiaries from the John Pandeni Constituency received equipment and material to support their small businesses. 

The equipment and material given through the SME support programme are worth N$250 000.

Each year the Khomas Regional Council allocates N$2.5 million towards this programme in its 10 constituencies

The income-generating programmes are purposely designed and approved by the councils to assist mainly small businesses.

CoW accused of mismanagement of Farm Okukuna garden project in Goreangab Dam

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Beneficiaries and members of Farm Okukuna, a community garden project in the Goreangab Dam area, are accusing the City of Windhoek of mismanagement since they took over the project.

Established in May 2018, Farm Okukuna was a community-led project, producing vegetables and other alternative forms of farming to feed themselves and other communities in Windhoek.