CCN to provide meals to 500 people affected by drought in Kunene

19 Sep 2013 12:20
OPUWO, 19 SEP (NAMPA) – The Council of Churches in Namibia (CCN) has selected 10 villages in the Kunene Region where soup kitchens will be established to provide meals to about 500 vulnerable people per day.
The coordinator responsible for the establishment of the soup kitchens on behalf of the CCN in Kunene, Pastor Salomon Tjakuapi, told Nampa here on Wednesday that food for that purpose has already been delivered to the Ombazu and Sesfontein villages.
The other villages are Orotjitomba, Warmquelle, Etoto, Oruvandjai, Okondaurje, Katutura informal settlement, Otjitoko and Ondore.
According to Tjakuapi, the soup kitchens are part of drought-relief assistance from the CCN to members of society who are affected by the drought situation currently prevailing in the Kunene Region.
At least 50 vulnerable people in each of the 10 villages would get a meal every day from Monday to Friday.
Two people at each of the 10 villages will be employed to prepare the food and dish it out to the registered residents, and these beneficiaries include pensioners, lactating mothers, orphans and vulnerable children, and other people identified by members of the community.
Tjakuapi said the soup kitchens will run in phases, with the first phase running from now until March 2014.
He said in the second phase, the CCN will identify different projects which would be established for the same people to sustain themselves financially.