Katali calls for self-reliance in food production

Katali calls for self-reliance in food production

THE Deputy Minister of Lands and Resettlement, Isak Katali, has urged resettled farmers in the Hardap Region to concentrate on self-reliance in crop production.

“Self-reliance in food production would enable economic growth for both the region and country,” he said. He was speaking at Farm Westfallen, which is about 1 191 hectares big, and is located 180 kilometres northeast of Mariental.It was bought by Government for N$1,7 million for resettlement purposes.Six households resettled there in 2000 are involved in crop and small livestock farming and earn N$113 146 a year, which is divided up among the six families.Officiating at the handing-over of six houses to the settlers on Friday, Katali called on people involved in projects do things properly instead of depending on Government to bail them out.The houses, built by the Ministry at a cost of N$900 000 from the previous financial year’s budget, were completed in December.He was speaking at Farm Westfallen, which is about 1 191 hectares big, and is located 180 kilometres northeast of Mariental.It was bought by Government for N$1,7 million for resettlement purposes.Six households resettled there in 2000 are involved in crop and small livestock farming and earn N$113 146 a year, which is divided up among the six families.Officiating at the handing-over of six houses to the settlers on Friday, Katali called on people involved in projects do things properly instead of depending on Government to bail them out.The houses, built by the Ministry at a cost of N$900 000 from the previous financial year’s budget, were completed in December.

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