Build a bridge between poor and rich: Geingos

11 Oct 2016 14:00pm
WINDHOEK, 11 OCT (NAMPA) – A bridge should be built to close the gap between the two economies in Namibia, said First Lady Monica Geingos when she received a donation of building supplies on Monday.
These two economies, she explained, consist of the well-off minority and the majority living in poverty.
Betcrete Namibia Manufacturing Company donated various types of window and doorframes to the One Economy Foundation of the First Lady, who is also the Patron of the Shack Dwellers Federation of Namibia (SDFN).
Geingos said inequality exists at the bottom of the economy - the majority of the population - adding those in need should be helped in a constructive and sustainable way, instead of being given hand-outs.
She said if not addressed, the inequality of a country can cause serious conflict.
The One Economy Foundation received a donation of building supplies worth N.dollars 97 792 from the Betcrete Namibia Manufacturing Company, which Betcrete specialises in polymer concrete and building supplies for low cost housing.
The donation includes 110 toilet window frames; 88 kitchen and living room window frames; 81 bedroom window frames; and 44 doorframes.
The items will be given to low and ultra-low income earners in Swakopmund through the SDFN, which aims to make land and housing accessible to all Namibians through the national Harambee Prosperity Plan.
The federation also services land with equipment it hires and builds houses for low-income groups in informal settlements countrywide.