21 Dec 2018 18:20pm
OKAKARARA, 21 DEC (NAMPA) Over 500 pensioners at Okakarara on Friday were treated to an early Christmas lunch at the town by the office of the constituency councillor.
The Okakarara Constituency Councillor, Vetaruhe Kandorozu and his staff organised the event.
Each pensioner received a meal consisting of rice, chicken, salads and a soft drink.
Sixty of the oldest pensioners were each also given a bucket containing white maize meal, rice, macaroni, beans, sugar, soup and tea as their Christmas gifts.
Kandorozu said about N.dollars 40 000 was generated by his office to host the lunch.
He thanked all Namibian pensioners for their immense contributions towards the economy of the country during their active days.
During your active days, you built schools for us, roads and paved the way for us to be here where we are today. It is for this reason we would like to thank you for that contribution in this small way, he said.
Sarah Xsavesei, 80, praised Kandorozu for his wisdom and asked him to continue treating the elders with Christmas gifts in the future.
I am really very happy with our constituency councillor for remembering us a few days before the world celebrates Christmas, said Xsavesei.
Another elder, 89-year-old Jocobs Kaputara said the organisers of the early Christmas lunch did a good job, noting he also used the opportunity to mingle with other old friends he does not get to see often.