Angola: Japanese embassy finances peasants training project

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Lobito - At least USD 85,000 is the amount that the Japanese Embassy in Angola has made available for the training of peasants in the communes of Canjala and Dombe Grande, in the central Benguela Province.

The information was given last Tuesday, in Lobito Municipality, by the Japanese Embassy's consultant in humanitarian safety, Mayumi Yamada, who informed that the peasants will be taught farming techniques.

Speaking to ANGOP, after checking the reality of the community in the locality of Kulango (Lobito), Mayumi Yamada said his country's government is willing to contribute to the quick development of rural communities in Angola.

She added that the communities of Canjala, Kulango and Dombe Grande- places where some Japanese organisations have already carried out carried out actions turned to the development of peasants- are part of the priority list for the implementation of the project, which will be extended to other localities in accordance with the available funds.

To kick-start the project, the consultant is doing a statistic survey on the number of people that will attend the training programme, as well as searching partnerships with local NGOs.

She informed that this project might also be implemented in the southern provinces of Huíla and Kuando Kubango.

Meanwhile, the Japanese government, through its Embassy, has been executing in Benguela projects relaing to the rehabilitation of irrigation channels in Canjala commune and in the locality of Kulango in Lobito Municipality.

On the other hand, the Japanese government, through some foreign NGOs, such as The Hallo Trust, financed in the last two years demining projects estimated at 800,000 US dollars.