NAMPOWER donated eight 10 000 litre water tanks to assist the local authorities of Omaruru and Karibib with providing people in informal settlements with water.
Omaruru received two water tanks to be shared between the informal settlements of Hakahana, 7de Laan, Sonskyn and Saamstaan. Six tanks were given to the Harambee and Uis informal settlements in Karibib.
Filling up the tanks is reportedly the responsibility of the local authorities.
NamPower will also donate 30 dry sanitation toilets to the Erongo region, which will be delivered next week.
NASRIA donates to ministry of health
NAMIBIA Special Risks Insurance Association (Nasria) made a donation to the Ministry of Health and Social Services. It donated sanitary goods worth N$200 000. Of the N$200 000, N$100 000 will be cash for the ministry to distribute and use as needed, while the rest will be spent on 10 000 gloves, 100 hand sanitisers, 12 000 information brochures and 15 000 posters, along with intubation kits.
Deputy executive director of health, Bertha Katjivena, thanked Nasria for its donation and said the goods will be distributed to where they are most needed.
Katjivena also said due to other countries having stopped the export of certain commodities preventing the spread of Covid-19, it is important that local companies produce these commodities.
National parks to remain closed during lockdown
NAMIBIAN national parks will be closed for the duration of the lockdown period, the Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism announced.
In a media statement issued on Friday, spokesperson Romeo Muyunda said during the same period, tour operations and guiding activities will not be allowed, which also includes the closure of accommodation establishments.
The statement said the public should take note that anti-poaching activities will continue unhindered, and that those intending to take chances in this regard are warned that the ministry, together with law enforcement agencies, will be on full alert and ready to deal with any illegal activities within national parks.
– Nampa – Compiled by Roxane Bayer