Angola: Japanese NGO rehabilitates irrigation ditch, road

Lobito/Benguela, July 19 - The Japanese Non-Governmental Organisation (GICA), is rehabilitating 25 kilometres of the main irrigation ditch of Canjala commune, Lobito district, in central Benguela province.
According to Canjala administrator, Luís Gonzaga, the ditch will irrigate over l000 hectares of land to benefit nearly 500 families of that commune, located some 90 kilometres north-east of Lobito port city.

With the rehabilitation of the main irrigation ditch, Canjala peasants might have their farming activity relaunched.

GICA will also rehabilitate nearly 45 kilometres of the secondary road that links the headquarters of the commune with the Kambanga village that has more than 25 farms.

The administration who would not disclose the amount spent in both operations, said that they will boost production and flow of field products to the cities of Lobito and Luanda.

Main crops in Canjala are maize, peanuts, beans, palm oil, cassava and various types of vegetables.