Millions for development in Oshana

The leaders of Oshana should provide their undivided attention and support to the capital project implementers, the governor said.

13 July 2020 | Economics

These funds … are expected to attain a great developmental impact and yield sustainable results and benefits for our needy communities. - Elia Irimari, Regional governor: Oshana

OSHAKATI – The Oshana region was allocated a development budget of nearly N$243.8 million for the 2020/21 financial year.

Upgrading and renovation of education infrastructure due to Covid-19 to the cost of over N$59.5 million, construction of water supply security infrastructure (N$22.8 million) and construction of service infrastructure in Ondangwa (N$18 million) are some of the region’s bigger projects that require major funding.

The region’s governor, Elia Irimari, highlighted this amount on Thursday while addressing a consultative session aimed at sensitising the regional leadership about the need for the speedy implementation of earmarked development projects in the region.

“These funds, as will be executed by various public sectors in the region, are expected to attain a great developmental impact and yield sustainable results and benefits for our needy communities,” Irimari said.

He added it depends on the regional leadership to provide its undivided attention and support to the capital project implementers to make sure all allocated funds are fully utilised to benefit the communities.

Covid-19

No funds should be returned to treasury by the end of this financial year, he said.

This, Irimari stated, will assist the government to stimulate economic activity in the region, thereby supporting businesses to recover from the adverse impact of Covid-19.

“Boosting our economic activities can also strengthen businesses for them to pay tax so that the government can continue developing our nation and rendering essential public services,” Irimari said.

He further indicated that a second consultative session will be held on 23 July which will be attended by both the regional leadership and all public sector representatives.

The public sector representatives will brief the regional leadership on how they implemented the last financial year’s development budget and how they can fast-track the implementation of the current financial year’s development budget. - Nampa

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