04 Jun 2016 10:10am
OPUWO, 04 JUN (NAMPA) The National Special Risks Insurance Association (Nasria) on Thursday came to the aid of a family in the Opuwo Rural Constituency which lost about 340 goats in a flood earlier this year.
Nasria donated N.dollars 35 000 which was used to purchase 25 goats and handed over to Uakupisa Kurooro, who is the head of the family.
The donation of the goats was done by Nasria Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Ndjoura Tjozongoro at the Okasoko village in the Kunene Region.
Tjozongoro said his company learned of the ordeal facing the family through various media reports, and decided to assist in part.
Katuutire Kaura, the advisor to the Kunene governor, applauded Nasria for the donation and appealed to the family to take good care of the goats as it is their sole means of survival.
It is not possible to replace the entire 340 goats, but the little we could get will make a big difference, Kaura said.
He also noted that more loss of livestock due to the prevailing drought is expected in the region.
On her part, Kurooro said there are two children in the family who will be responsible for the goats.
I cant predict natural disasters as that is not in our domain as humans, but I give you my commitment to take good care of the goats, she said.
Councillor of the Epupa Constituency Nguzu Muharukua, who stood in for Kazeongere Tjeundo of the Opuwo Rural Constituency, also urged the recipients to take good care of the goats and regard them as their own and not as belonging to the donors.
Our people have the tendency of regarding donated items as not theirs and as a result take little care thereof. These goats are yours and need to be taken good care of, he appealed.
Nasria is an insurance company that provides cover against damage to property, and consequential loss caused by, inter alia, riot or civil commotion; strikes, lock outs and labour disturbances; acts to overthrow or influence any State or Government or any local authority with force or by means of fear, terrorism or violence; acts with a political objective or to bring about social or economic change, or in protest against (authority) or for the purpose of inspiring fear in any section of the public.