Berseba community receives N.dollars 90 000

27 Apr 2017 10:10am
WINDHOEK, 27 APR (NAMPA) – The Osona Fishing Company has donated N.dollars 90 000 to the community of Berseba in the ||Kharas Region, who was struck by a thunderstorm in February this year.
At the handover of the donation here on Wednesday, Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources Bernhard Esau said the endowment is a response to a call he made at the 2017 Annual Fishing Industry Address in March, for the industry to assist the about 700 people of Berseba, situated some 120 kilometres outside Keetmanshoop.
“This is proof that people heard my call and are willing to help those in need,” said Esau.
Chairperson of the Berseba Village Council, Anna Haman said about 86 houses were destroyed by the thunderstorm, which affected 430 people. No fatalities were reported.
People lost their houses and properties.
Speaking at the same occasion, Osona Fishing Manager Director Andreas Tshapumba said as a young company in the fishing industry the aim is to be part and parcel of the war for economic emancipation.
“Our vision is to grow into a big company by the year 2030 so that we can be a company that can respond and mitigate situations like the one in Berseba,” said Tshapumba.
He emphasised that the donation will assist with buying materials to rebuild the houses.
Osona Fishing Company was established in 2011 by six shareholders. It is based in Walvis Bay, Erongo Region.