ACADEMY EMPOWERS POOR NATIONALS WITH BRICK-MAKING SKILLS

NAMIBIA: CONSTRUCTION/NBC/15/2/18 SABANews 1

Ohorongo Brickmaking Academy

SWAKOPMUND – The OHORONGO CEMENT AND BUILD IT Academy in Western NAMIBIA has a scheme set to improve accommodation structures in poor areas of the country.

NBC News says Marketing Manager CARINA SNOWDEN has revealed the institution has so far trained 132 unemployed and low-income citizens.

She has told the media in the coastal city of SWAKOPMUND the training has benefited trainees from ERONGO, OMUSATI, OSHANA, OSHIKOTO, OTJOZONDJUPA and KHOMAS regions.

Ms SNOWDEN says the project aims to have a qualified brick-maker who can train others in every village, until everyone in the country has the skills to do the job.

She says 16 trainees have been enrolled for the ERONGO training, before the program moves on to KAVANGO EAST and WEST, as well as ZAMBEZI provinces over the next THREE months.

The official says the OHORONGO CEMENT AND BUILD IT Academy brick-making program is due for completion in the rest of the regions by JULY this year.

ERONGO Regional Governor CLEOPHAS MUTJAVIKUA has encouraged the trainees to use their new knowledge to create employment and earn some income for their families.

The NAMIBIAN State official has given the academy TWO brick-making machines donated by the TURKISH Embassy, which has pledged to buy the bricks made by the trainees as long as they meet the required standard./Sabanews/cam

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