Minister of Agriculture, Water, and Land Reform Calle Schlettwein said his ministry is in the process of looking into methods to finance the Neckartal Dam irrigation scheme. Nampa reports that Schlettwein said this during his familiarisation visit to the dam on Thursday when he explained that the initial tender for the dam was N$ 3.8 billion, and because of numerous reasons the bill increased to N$ 5.7 billion, which ate into the financial capacity to develop the second phase of the project.
Looking at solutions, Schlettwein said the ministry is considering entering into a public-private partnership to bring in farmers who want to assist the government in paying for the capital project.