Ngamiland Explores Tannery Industry Potential

Partcipants at tannery and allied industry workshop
Partcipants at tannery and allied industry workshop

MAUN: There is a big potential for small-to-medium scale leather tanning and allied industry in Ngamiland, participants in a United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) workshop for rural area based leather craftsmen at Centre Lodge, heard.

UNDP, in partnership with the government are undertaking the Sustainable Land Management (SLM) project in an effort to improve livelihoods in Ngamiland.

The workshop further heard that the leather industry is an opportunity in the district with a cattle population of around 500,000, which has grown beyond the district carrying capacity. UNDP hosted a leather sector workshop in an effort to acquaint participants with better ways to run viable leather-based businesses to diversify from the Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) affected beef sector.

Editor's Comment
A step in the right direction

That is indeed a welcome development, especially looking at the fact that the manual way of doing things is slowly disappearing and competency in the use of computers and other digital gadgets has become a must.The simple way of looking at it is just an example that almost all companies have gone completely digital and school leavers will be better placed after leaving school, because they will already be familiar with the use of computers.The...

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