Environment ministry receives equipment worth N$80 000
The Millennium Challenge Account Namibia (MCA-N) handed over office equipment worth N$80 000 to the Ministry of Environment and Tourism this week.
The four desktop computers, five laptops, one digital camera, a photocopy machine, a scanner and six printers will be used by the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Unit, which forms part of the Ministry’s Environmental Commission. The unit assesses the environmental sustainability of all construction activities in the country.
Uahekua Herunga, deputy Minister of Environment and Tourism, thanked MCA-N for its support: “This equipment will improve our unit’s capacity to fulfil its mandate to protect Namibia’s ecosystem and biodiversity.”
Sikongo Haihambo, MCA-N’s deputy CEO of operations, announced at the handover ceremony that the Millennium Challenge Account Namibia was proclaimed one of the best performing MCA development programmes worldwide. MCA-N is investing US$ 304.5 million (N$ 2.2 billion) in Namibia to reduce poverty through economic growth. US$ 67 million (N$ 500 million) of this amount‘s utilised to upgrade the country’s tourism sector, US$ 48.6 million (N$ 370 million) for agriculture projects and the lion share of US$ 145 million (N$ 1.1 billion) goes into the improvement of Namibia’s education system.