'Christmas plan' for Tsumkwe, Otjiwarongo constituencies launched

31 Oct 2017 08:10am
OTJIWARONGO, 30 OCT (NAMPA) – The office of the Otjozondjupa governor has launched a drive to collect donations which will be handed over as Christmas gifts to vulnerable community members of the Otjiwarongo and Tsumkwe constituencies.
Regional governor, Otto Ipinge on Monday officially launched the ‘Christmas plan’ at Otjiwarongo.
He explained that they plan to solicit money, food, new and second-hand shoes, clothes and blankets, amongst others from the public.
The donated goods will be distributed to identified impoverished community members in the two constituencies.
Ipinge said the settlements of Tsumkwe and Kalkfeld are the two areas most hard hit by poverty in the region.
“I call upon all residents, Good Samaritans, companies and farmers in our region to donate whatever they can and make pledges towards this initiative,” he said.
Drop-off points will be established at various shops and Government offices in Otjiwarongo.
Ipinge’s office will collect the donations before 10 December for distribution to the needy before Christmas Day.
A committee has been established to manage the activities of the ‘Christmas plan’.
At the official launch on Monday, N.dollars 31 250 was generated through cash donations and pledges.
The Central North Regional Electricity Distributor (Cenored) pledged the highest amount of N.dollars 15 000.