THE University of Namibia, in collaboration with the Phoenix Project from Cardiff University in Wales, on Tuesday donated 3 000 bars of soap and 80 blankets to the 95 people in temporary shelters during the lockdown.
The donation, which was handed over in Windhoek, is for dwellers at the Khomasdal Stadium and 72 at the Pionierspark dumpsite. Temba Stevens, who is sheltered at the Khomasdal Stadium, thanked those responsible for the donation, saying they are grateful for the food and information they have been receiving. Stevens asked what would happen to them after the lockdown, when temporary shelters will close down.
Omake Charity donates items
OMAKE Charity donated items to the Otjozondjupa Regional Council on Sunday to help those affected by the Covid-19 lockdown. Items included sugar, maize meal, cooking oil, powder soap, soy mince, blankets, soap and sanitisers.
ECB donates food
THE Electricity Control Board (ECB) donated food parcels to the //Kharas governor’s office as part of its efforts to reduce the Covid-19 impact on marginalised communities in the region. Board chairperson, Gotlieb Hinda, said the national electricity regulator resolved to assist 625 families in the region with food parcels valued at more than N$125 000. Hinda said the ECB also donated N$150 000 to the National Disaster Fund to procure necessary life-saving essentials for those on the front line of the fight against the spread of Covid-19. The ECB is expected to make a similar donation to the Hardap governor’s office.
– Compiled by Roxane Bayer, Tuyeimo Haidula and Luqman Cloete