04 Sep 2019 09:50am
OTAVI, 04 SEP (NAMPA) - Thirty-three pensioners and vulnerable community members at Otavi on Tuesday received food parcels as gifts from their constituency councillor, Laina Nekundi.
The parcels contained a 10 kilogramme (kg) maize meal, 750 millimetre bottle of cooking oil, 2kg sugar, and three tinned fish for each of the identified recipients.
Nekundi told Nampa in an interview during the distribution at Otavi on Tuesday that she used part of her entertainment allowance (N.dollars 8 000) to buy the food for the beneficiaries.
Nekundi is also a member of the National Council (NC) representing the Otjozondjupa Region there.
I found it necessary to assist this section of my community as they really need food for themselves and the minor children they look after, she said.
The councillor plans to conduct this charitable food distribution work to her community members occasionally, depending on the availability of funds.
Many recipients then thanked her for the generosity.
One such individual was 85-year-old Johannes Mulunga, who said his food parcel is a blessing which he did not expect.
I am really happy to receive this food. It is enough for me and my three grandchildren for this month, he said.
Maria Petrus, 75, who has six grandchildren, called on other well-resourced community members to also assist pensioners, people living with disability and other vulnerable children who cannot afford a decent meal on their own.
Wilhelmina Kambangula, 76, on her part thanked Nekundi and the Government for providing good care to pensioners in Otavi and around the country.