17 Nov 2014 19:30pm
LUDERITZ, 17 NOV (NAMPA) Government fishing company Seaflower donated five tons of fish to the //Karas Governors Office for distribution to the needy in the region.
The company's chief executive officer (CEO) Mike Nghipunya said the Seaflower Group of Companies were really interested in socio-economic upliftment in Namibian communities.
We want to share the little we have as widely as possible, he said.
Nghipunya said it is difficult for many people in the country to put food on the table.
So with this token of fish, we want to say that we dont only care about making money for the company, but also about helping our people, he said.
Special Advisor to the Governor, Lucia Basson thanked Seaflower for the contribution to drought-stricken and poor people in the region.
She said her office would identify organised groups and soup kitchens providing assistance to the needy to receive the fish. Basson noted that it was difficult distributing the fish to poor rural households that have no cooler facilities in the hot climatic conditions.
She said the gift was most welcome, but urged Seaflower and other private companies to also provide assistance in other vital areas such as the burials of poor people, rebuilding homes damaged during natural afflictions, renovating schools and community facilities and granting bursaries.
At the same occasion, Seaflower donated one ton of fish to the Lüderitz State Hospital through the !Nami#Nüs Constituency Office. Part of the fish will be used for the World AIDS Day commemorations, while the rest will go to the hospital to distribute to patients on anti-retroviral treatment.
Erica Jason of the constituency office and Dr Joseph Katuku of the hospital received the fish.
Katuku said the donation would go a long way in supporting people who need to eat for their medicine to be effective.
During the handover, Nghipunya introduced former Namibian Big Brother Africa participant and model Maria Nepembe as the future ambassador for social responsibility activities for the company. Nepembe is currently a television presenter in Ghana.