Huawei contributes towards drought relief

03 Jul 2019 19:00pm
WINDHOEK, 03 JUL (NAMPA) – Chinese telecommunications company Huawei on Wednesday donated N.dollars 300 000 towards Namibia’s drought relief programme.
The handover took place at State House during a meeting between President Hage Geingob and Huawei Africa Region president, Chen Lei.
“Thank you very much, we have a very severe drought this year, we are looking forward to your contribution,” Geingob noted in appreciation of the gesture.
The president in early May declared the current drought a state of emergency, followed by several measures towards drought relief efforts.
According to a media release from the Presidency on Wednesday, Geingob is expected to visit the country’s 14 regions to assess the relief programme as well as challenges communities are facing.
Press Secretary Alfredo Hengari said Geingob’s trips were long-planned and aimed at exposing the Head of State to the reality of the drought and its effects on the communities.
Geingob will be undertaking the assessment missions coupled with town hall meetings between 11 July and 13 August 2019.