Food Bank assessment underway

22 Sep 2017 14:00pm
WINDHOEK, 22 SEP (NAMPA) -The Ministry of Poverty Eradication and Social Welfare in collaboration with the University of Namibia Multidisciplinary Research Centre (UnamMRC) is assessing the impact of the Food Bank since June last year.
A media release issued by the ministry’s Permanent Secretary, I-Ben Nashandi on Thursday said the assessment is also aimed at determining the Food Bank’s challenges since its inception.
“The results of the assessment will provide the ministry with lessons which will be valuable to guide the further expansion of the programme to other regions,” Nashandi said of the assessment that commenced in August.
The Food Bank is one of the many interventions used by the government in the war against poverty. It is a short-term provision of food to the vulnerable and those mainly at risk of hunger poverty.
The initiative is currently only operational in seven constituencies in the Khomas Region, however plans to roll it out to other parts have been discussed.
The operations of the Food Bank will continue as usual, according to the ministry.
“The ministry kindly requests all stakeholders and beneficiaries to render the necessary cooperation for the assessment’s success,” the document further stated.