Old age homes in //Kharas receive bedding and mattresses

07 Apr 2019 11:40am
KEETMANSHOOP, 07 APR (NAMPA) – AB InBev Namibia has donated mattresses and bedding worth N.dollars 250 000 to old age homes in the //Kharas Region.
The donation was handed over at Keetmanshoop on Friday and will be distributed to old age homes in Keetmanshoop, Karasburg and Lϋderitz.
Keetmanshoop Mayor, Gaudentia Kröhne said the biggest challenge lies in providing pensioners with basic necessities since most of them are left to fend for themselves.
She said in the old days, communities took care of the elderly but nowadays pensioners are put in old age homes and have to survive on their pension grants, which does not go very far.
Kröhne further said Government does everything in its power to lighten the plight of elderly people with social grants and the Food Bank, but they have many other needs as well.
“The phrase social responsibility says it all. It is not a favour, it is a moral duty. I commend AB InBev for stepping up to the challenge and doing their duty. The elderly are now assured of a warm winter and a decidedly more comfortable rest,” she said.
Member of Parliament, Ida Hoffman also spoke at the handover, thanking AB InBev and saying the donation has come at the right time, with winter approaching.