Windhoek inmates receive gifts from First Lady

06 Dec 2017 18:30pm
WINDHOEK, 06 DEC (NAMPA) - First Lady Monica Geingos on Wednesday visited the Windhoek Correctional Facility to hand out Christmas gift-packs to inmates as part of the ‘Our Thoughts Are With You During Christmas’ project.
The project is a joint initiative by Kosmos 94.1, Shoprite Namibia, Windhoek Gymnasium Private School and Windhoek Afrikaans Private School.
Apart from motivational and inspirational talks, Geingos left the inmates with a Christmas message, saying that they should acknowledge the power of their minds.
“You are physically in prison but we are imprisoned in our minds. The mind has the power to make hell or heaven of your life,” she told the inmates.
Inmates in choir groups were also given the chance to perform gospel songs.
After the handing out of the gift-packs, Nampa spoke to three inmates who expressed their gratitude.
Eliphas Ndalusa said he feels grateful and agrees with the words of President Hage Geingob that no one should feel left out.
“We felt left out, but now we believe that with the Harambee Prosperity Plan, nobody will feel left out,” he said.
Ruben Tjombe also expressed gratitude for his gift and used the platform to send a Christmas message to his family.
“I would like to wish my girlfriend and my son a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year,” he noted.
Chris Jones on behalf of all inmates of the facility’s unit 7 also thanked the First lady and the stakeholders of the project.
“We thank you all for the Christmas messages and the love you have for [us] from outside the facility,” he said.
The inmates also showered the First Lady with crafts and paintings they made with their hands.