Lüderitz breaks ground on bio-systems projectBy: STAFF REPORTER
THE Lüderitz Town Council has taken the first step towards developing a sustainable agri-enterprise when it broke ground this week for an integrated bio-systems project. The Environment Ministry through its Environmental Investment Fund, the Karas Regional Council and the Hans Seidel Foundation funded the project to the tune of N$800 000.
IMTL is the implementing agency of the project.
IMLT managing director Fanie Oosthuizen said in a press statement that the project aims to cultivate animal fodder to add value to wastewater from the local sewage treatment plant.
According to Oosthuizen, it also aims to set up a diary farm.
The project is expected to create 15 full-time jobs, with an additional 20 to 30 workers being employed seasonally.
Hans Seidel Foundation representative Wolgang Kleine said: “We must use our existing resources properly. Hungry people cannot be democrats.”