Turkish Embassy supports drought relief

26 Jun 2019 16:00pm
WINDHOEK, 26 JUN (NAMPA) - The Turkish Embassy on Wednesday donated food worth N.dollars 30 000 to the Namibian Government for drought relief assistance.
The food parcels will be handed over to the People’s Primary School in Katutura on Thursday.
Turkey’s Ambassador to Namibia, Berin Tulun, while handing over the donation here said the embassy plans to keep supporting the government’s drought relief efforts over the next six months.
“We will provide food in 300 packages and milk of about N.dollars 30 000, but we are currently only focusing on this school,” said Tulun, while briefing Deputy Prime Minister Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah.
Tulun said the Turkish Embassy has been supporting communities affected by the drought in recent years at places such as Outjo and Otjiwarongo.
She said in May, the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) in Windhoek also distributed food to 700 families living in Windhoek.
The Turkish Ambassador said in the context of technical assistance, TIKA Windhoek has been in consultations with the Emergency and Disaster Risk Management Directorate to identify the most drought-stricken areas.
“We are studying how best to supply water to the critical areas by drilling boreholes,” Tulun said.
On her part, Nandi-Ndaitwah thanked the Turkish government for the support.
“We really appreciate it because nutrition is very important. It is also good that you are working with our disaster management to identify those in dire need,” she said.