In the past 10 years, Namibia has received about 19 billion Namibian dollars (1.6 million U.S. dollars) in aid from development partners among them China, the USA, European Union, Germany and the United Nations.


A spokesperson in the ministry responsible for National Planning in the Presidency, Fillemon Nangonya, told the media in Windhoek Friday that the aid came through the Millennium Challenge Account, the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (Pepfar), as well as various other projects in health, education, environment, tourism and agriculture.
Nangonya said this aid contributed about 20 percent to the country’s gross fixed capital formation in the 1990s, although in recent years it has slumped to below 5 percent.
He said China is working with Namibian agencies in aquaculture, construction, capacity building, defense and equipment.
According to Nangonya, the Millennium Challenge Account Namibia that has since wrapped up business in Namibia spent a about 600 million Namibian dollars (49 million U.S. dollars) on schools in the country. The fund renovated, upgraded and equipped 48 schools in 10 of the 14 regions.
Germany’s support, he said, was in sectors such as land reform, environment and tourism, education, roads, transport, public finance management, HIV/AIDS, special initiative, water resource management, national parks and capacity building.
The other partner, the EU is active in rural development, education, public finance, public sector reform, parliament, agriculture, trade, environment, capacity building, water supply and sanitation as well as the rehabilitation of roads in the northern part of the country. Enditem

Source: Xinhua


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