Namibia To Assist Mozambican Flood Victims

23 May 2013 06:36

WINDHOEK, 14 FEB (NAMPA) - Namibia is preparing to assist the Mozambican people with food aid and medicine, needed as a result of floods which hit the country a few weeks ago.
Prime Minister Dr Hage Geingob said this on Thursday during a courtesy call on his office by Minister of Combatants in Mozambique, Mateus Oscar Kida.
?We are aware of the flood situation, and we express our condolences to the families of those who lost their lives. We will see what we can do with the little at our disposal to assist our brothers and sisters in the form of medicine, cans of meat and fish,? said Geingob.
He said the Namibian Government may send an aircraft to deliver these items as soon as it is availed by the Ministry of Health and Social Services, Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry and Ministry of Fisheries.
On his part, Kida, who was speaking through an interpreter, thanked Namibia for the willingness to assist his people who are affected by the floods caused by heavy rains which also destroyed roads and houses.
?Over 100 people have been killed by this devastating flood and many people were relocated to higher areas,? said Kida.
He was accompanied by Namibia?s Minister of Veterans? Affairs Dr Nickey Iyambo, his deputy Hilma Nicanor and Permanent Secretary in the Veterans? Affairs Ministry William Amgulu.
Iyambo said they signed a memorandum of understanding for co-operation during Kida's visit in Namibia over the past two days.
Kida paid a return visit to Iyambo after his visited to Mozambique in 2012.
Kida and his delegation are expected depart back home on Sunday.