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Khomas Regional Council
6688 Pullmann Street
Opposite Rhino Park

PO Box 3379, Windhoek
Tel:+264 61 292-4444
Fax: 061 – 220 317
E-mail: pr@khomasrc.gov.na

 

Current Rural Development Programme Current Rural Development Programme

 

One Region One Initiative (OROI)
 
  • Is strategic movement designed specifically for regional Development.
  • It aim at developing product/industry distinctively to specific to each region and cultivate it into a national and/or globally accepted one.
  • Strengthening income generating ability of rural people by utilizing locally available resources.
  • Project to be supported should be economically viable and have the potential for employment creations.
 
Key Principle of OROI
 
 
 
Support for OROI Programme
 
  • Support in the process of sourcing funds on the development of local products.
  • Assistance in value addition technologies in the development of local products.
  • Business management and technical skills.
  • Assistance in the process of marketing their products.
 
Micro Finance Scheme (MFS)
 
  • MFS aims at promoting entrepreneurship. establishment and employment creation in rural areas.
  • Provide financial  support to entrepreneurs.
  • Build capacity of rural entrepreneurs.
  • Generate income for beneficiaries.  
  • Available project is announced through appropriate media channel.
  • Application are done on prescribed forms and are considered by the Constituency Development Committee.
  • Approval is done by the Regional Council through a Regional Technical Committee.
 
Support for MFS
 
  • An agreement is entered into between the Region council and the beneficiary for three years.
  • The Regional Council provides Material,  Technical and Financial support.
  • Financial support between N$ 10,000.00 and N$70,000.00
  • Financial support is given in two ways, 90%  of the total amount in material form and 10%in cash to cover administration cost.
  • Regional Council conduct regular consultation with project members and report on progress
  • Monitoring and Evaluation will continues for three years.
 
Target Groups
 
  • All Namibian residing in rural areas from the age of 18.
  • People living with disability.
  • Vulnerable group
  • Sun Community and other Marginalised group
 
Targeted Projects
 
  • Agriculture
  • Craft
  • Mining
  • Tourism
  • Manufacturing
  • Hospitality 
 
Rural Employment Scheme (RES)
 
  • RES aims at creating short and long-term employment to unemployed rural residence.
  • It provides financial, technical and material support
  • Promote sustainable use of Natural Resources
  • Promoting entrepreneurial development in rural areas which contribute to the country's economy.
  • Available project is announced through appropriate media channel.
  • Application are done on prescribed forms and are considered by the Constituency Development Committee.
  • Approval is done by the Regional Council through a Regional Technical Committee.
 
RES Strategies
 
  • Rural Business Development-build the capacity of rural communities to provide them with alternative livelihoods opportunities.
  • Capacity Development-provide the necessary training, mentoring and coaching, while incorporating  the promotion and marketing of products and services.
  • Monitoring and evaluation- is jointly done by the Ministry of Urban and Rural Development and the Regional Council to ensure successful implementation. 
 
Target Groups
 
  • All previously disadvantaged Namibians residing in rural areas
  • Rural communities
  • Community based organisation ( including Cooperatives).
  • Micro, Small and Medium enterprises. 
 
Preferable Projects
 
  • Grass harvesting 
  • Tourism related activities
  • Inland fishing and aquaculture project
  • Leather work
  • Carpentry
  • Poultry projects
  • Gardening projects
  • Brick making projects
  • Fire wood/charcoal production
  • Any other income generating projects promoting sustainable use of natural resources.
 
Cash/Food for Work (C/FFW)
 
  • The programme aims at poverty reduction.
  • Through the creation of short-term employment opportunities for the rural poor
  • Through the creation and maintenance of fixed assets which the community can use to further their socio-economic development
  • Through increased labour productivity
 
C/FFW Strategies
 
  • Advocate for community labour based projects
  • Enable community transformation from their vulnerable situation
  • It targets the low income, unemployed, aiming for a minimum of 50% of participation of women at all levels.
  • It provides participants with a benefit package which includes food or cash remunerations, project materials and an element of skill acquisition.
 
Preferred Projects
 
  • Project adding to food self sufficiency(irrigation, aquaculture ponds, construction of food storage facilities , gardening etc)
  • Livestock welfare (construction of Auction pen, de-bushing, construction of cordon fence etc)
  • Environmental protection (rehabilitation of mine dumps, clearing of fire breaks, forestry works, paddocks  fences etc)
  • Provision of infrastructure( construction of kindergartens, construction of clinics and teacher’s houses, VIP Latrines, earth road construction, earth dams, cleaning of settlements and villages etc)
 
Targeted Groups
 
  • It targets the low income, unemployed, and underemployed, aiming for a minimum of 50% of participation of women at all levels.
 

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