Ongwediva municipality donates to poultry project

09 June 2021 | Local News

TUYEIMO HAIDULA

ONGWEDIVA

The Ongwediva town council on Friday handed over an egg incubator worth N$18 000 to the Faith Poultry Farming project.

The farming projects is made up of a group of residents from Ongwediva’s New Reception Area.

Jackson Muma, the municipality’s spokesperson, said the donation was part of the council’s social responsibility programme, which aims to improve the living standards of Ongwediva residents.

Food security

Speaking at the handover ceremony on behalf of mayor Taarah Shalyefu, councillor Naemi Amuthenu said the council made the donation to allow the project to expand and maximise production as part of their efforts to promote economic development and food security.

Amuthenu said the town council hoped to transform residents’ mindset in terms of food production.

“The council has approached the University of Namibia’s Ogongo Campus … to train residents on establishment and management of backyard gardens. The council has also identified land for possible agro and marine farming, still to be assisted by Unam Ogongo Campus on concept development and implementation,” she said.

Accepting the donation on behalf of the project, Tiopolina Halweendo thanked the council for responding to their request to help grow the project. She promised to use the donated machine to its fullest capacity.

The incubator has a capacity of 1 056 eggs and can hatch 176 eggs per week. It can function on solar power, batteries or mains electricity.

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