Chairperson of the Board of Trustees
Our Contact details are as follows
Telephone: +264 61 227 880
Fax: +264 61 229 532
Postal Address: P.O Box 23160, Windhoek
2nd Floor Council of Traditional Leaders headquarters c/o Harold Pupkewitz and Shakespeare Street, Windhoek
Trust Fund for Regional Development & Equity Provisions
THE MANDATE AND ACTIVITIES OF THE TRUST FUND FOR REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND EQUITY PROVISIONS
The Trust Fund for Regional Development and Equity Provisions (Trust Fund) was established in terms of the Trust Fund for Regional Development and Equity Provisions Act, 2000 (Act No. 22 of 2000), and the mandate is for providing financial assistance for the development of regions and local authorities as well as supporting the implementation of decentralization programmes in Namibia. The Fund resorts under and reports to the Ministry of Urban and Rural Development.
The Trust Fund is managed by a Board of Trustees, under the chairmanship of the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry Urban and Rural Development. The other members of the Board are the Permanent Secretaries of the National Planning Commission, Ministry of Finance and the Office of the Prime Minister as well as representatives of the Association of Regional Councils (ARC), the Association of Local Authorities in Namibia (ALAN), Namibia NGO Forum (NANGOF) and the National Federation of People with Disabilities in Namibia.
The Fund receives financial allocations for its operational and development activities from the national budget through the Ministry of Urban and Rural Development.
In executing its assigned duties, the Board is assisted by an Executive Committee and a Secretariat, which ensure the implementation of the Board’s decisions and the requisite administrative support respectively.
Since the inception of the Trust Fund in 2001, the Fund has provided whole or part funding to projects that have been identified and submitted to the Fund by regional councils and local authorities. The support of the Fund have resulted in the provision of basic infrastructure and services to a number of needy communities, who, due to the limited budget, are unable to secure the requisite budgetary assistance directly from the Central Government through the budget allocations to the Ministry of Urban and Rural Development. Following below are some of the developmental projects that were funded by the Trust Fund and completed during the 2015/2016 financial year.
Okalongo Settlement, Omusati Region
This project consists of the upgrading of the sewer network, including the construction of a pump station and oxidation ponds, and was financed by the Trust Fund to the tune of N$10.7 million, at the request of Omusati Regional Council. The project was practically completed on 29th February 2016.
Members of the Trust Fund Board and Secretariat visiting the completed pump station at Okalongo Settlement.
Newly constructed primary sewer ponds, with an aquatan liner, at Okalongo Settlement
Tsandi Village Council, Omusati Region
The Trust Fund provided N$10.7 million towards the construction of a pump station and oxidation ponds at Tsandi, on request from the Omusati Regional Council. The project was successfully completed on 31st July 2015.