Mariental Municipality donates to hospice

06 Dec 2016 19:20pm
MARIENTAL, 06 DEC (NAMPA) – Mariental Municipality councillors on Thursday donated food to the Sacred Heart Hospice as part of the local authority’s social responsibility.
The councillors, led by Mariental Mayor Wilhelm Mensah, handed over about 30 litres of long-life milk, 120 tins of pilchards and 114 tins of corned beef.
Mensah said the donation is a token of how much they care for the community.
“We wanted to share what we have with you and in the spirit of Christmas put a smile on your faces. We ought to plough back into our communities as every individual has a social responsibility towards the community.”
Mensah urged businesspeople to support their communities in any way possible.
“It is only fair to plough back into the community as they are the ones supporting us throughout the year.”
Receiving the donation on behalf of the hospice, Anna Paulina Ndume, thanked the councillors for their generosity.
“We are humbled and at the same time speechless. We were talking about the shortage of fish yesterday and today we receive more than we asked for,” the nurse at the hospice noted.
The Mariental Sacred Heart Hospice was previously a Roman Catholic Hospital.
The hospice caters for terminally ill patients and part of the health facility is used for AIDS patients in the last stage of their lives.
Most of the patients are people rejected by their families due to their illnesses and those whose families don’t have the means to take care of them.
The facility accommodates up to 16 patients due to limited space.