Komnarib Community Development Trust to empower youth, community, in Berseba
The Komnarib Community Development Trust was recently launched by the Minister of Agriculture, Water and Forestry, Hon Alpheus Naruseb at the Komnarib Communal Farm, situated in the Khob ! Naub Conservancy which falls under the Berseba Constituency.
At the launch, Naruseb said the Trust is an example of economic development in rural areas.
“As the minister, I’m delighted to hear that the Trust aims to facilitate a socio-economic development partnership between the Komnarib communal small scale farmers and the surrounding villages in the Khob !Naub Conservancy area near Tses in the Karas region,” he said.
Naruseb said the priority areas as identified by the community include agriculture, environment, tourism, education, health, arts, culture, sport and social services.
“I salute the Komnarib communal farmers for such great innovation by creating a community development trust to empower young people and the community at large of this communal farm and surrounding villages and indeed we believe that in the future, this trust will reach out to [other] vulnerable communities in the Karas region,” he added.
Namibia is experiencing a drought as a result of climate change and the idea to set up a community trust which can be used to address climate change and drought relief issues, is vital, he added.
Venancius Rukero, the Founder Trustee an d Chairman of the Komanrib Community Development Trust on behalf of the communal farmers thanked the minister and other officials for their support to make the official launch a reality.
“We believe that in the future we will be able to work hand in hand to develop rural agricultural economies to eradicate poverty,” he concluded.