EU, Namibia sign addendum to EDF country strategy
DEVELOPMENT| March 14, 2012, 11:53 a.m.
Namibia’s National Planning Commission (NPC) and the European Union (EU) in Namibia have signed an Addendum to the 10th European Development Fund (EDF) Country Strategy worth Euros 26.6 million (about N.dollars 260 million).
The agreement's main focus area is to support Government's efforts to accelerate the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
Among the focus areas are the improvement of maternal and child health, as well as access to water and sanitation.
As part of Namibian development efforts, the EU in Namibia and the Government of Namibia also inaugurated a solar-diesel hybrid electricity supplier in Tsumkwe earlier this year.
The EU co-financed the project with EUR 2.3 million under the ACP-EU Energy Facility II, which aims to facilitate access to modern energy services for the poor in rural and peri-urban areas in ACP countries. Tsumkwe now is Namibia’s largest off-grid settlement, with the closest electricity grid access point over 270 km away
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