Businessman donates hampers to elderly

03 Dec 2015 08:40am
MAFUTA VILLAGE, 03 DEC (NAMPA) - A businessman living at Mafuta village, situated on the outskirts of Katima Mulilo, on Wednesday donated Christmas hampers to pensioners living in the area.
Michael Bussels and his wife Rolene surprised the 40 pensioners with different food items, washing powder, soap and washing baskets at the Mafuta Traditional Court, which falls under the Mafwe Traditional Authority.
At the donation handover ceremony, Bussels, of Beunk Building and Renovations, said he was giving back to the elderly as it is an honour and blessing to provide for them, especially during the festive season.
“I did not put value on the items I bought. My wife and I did this out of our own free will and in the spirit of giving. As a family, we are heeding President Hage Geingob’s call to help the poor and those in need,” said Bussels.
Mafuta village headman, Vasco Kalala thanked Bussels for donating to the community and used the platform to call on other business people to also assist the elderly, orphans and vulnerable persons living in the area.
“All these surrounding businesses in Mafuta must replicate what the Bussels family has done. We urge them to assist our pensioners, poor, vulnerable and orphans living in the same vicinity as them,” he said.
Kabuyani Matengu, a pensioner thanked the Bussels family on behalf of his peers.
The pensioners were later treated to lunch.