Construction at RVTC progress

Expected to be completed this financial year

29 July 2020 | Economics

A total number of 804 trainees were also enrolled at RVTC with 15 trainees being from marginalised communities. Bonny Wakudumo, Governor :Kavango east region

Kavango east regional governor, Bonny Wakudumo, said the construction of the agricultural campus for agrivet programmes at the Rundu Vocational Training Centre (RVTC) is nearing completion.

The governor said this while delivering his state of the region address, adding that the campus is expected to be completed this financial year.

“It is being constructed at a cost of N$ 3.1 million. A total number of 804 trainees were also enrolled at RVTC with 15 trainees being from marginalised communities,” he said.

Wakudumo said during the academic year under review, the Namibia College of Open Learning enrolled 2379 learners and awarded 16 scholarships in the region to the value of N$ 17 000.

In the area of health, the governor said the ministry of health and social services completed construction and inaugurated clinics at Shadikongoro and Ncaute to the value of N$ 16 million.

Under the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Land Reform, an amount of N$ 1 million were received for dry-land crop production which benefitted 1553 farmers.

Capacity building

The N$ 1 million was also used to rip and plough for 1416 farmers who have a combined hectare 3488.

“With regards to capacity building the ministry trained 3789 farmers in improved agricultural technology and techniques,” he stated.

Under the veterinary services, 20607 cattle were vaccinated against the Foot and Mouth disease while 529 pets were vaccinated against rabies during the period under review.

Meanwhile, Wakudumo said the construction of park management infrastructure at Buffalo in the Bwabwata National Park has been completed and comprises of 20 staff houses, an administration block, tourist reception, and a wastewater treatment plant.

According to the governor the infrastructure was constructed at a cost of N$ 28 million.

Furthermore, he said the Kapinga Kamwalya Conservancy was gazetted as a communal conservancy in 2019 to enable the community benefit from wildlife resources for the enhancement of livelihood and rural development. - Nampa