Drought-stricken residents in Otjozondjupa receive food donation

05 Sep 2019 16:00pm
OTJIWARONGO, 05 SEP (NAMPA) – Drought-stricken residents in the Otjozondjupa Region on Thursday received a consignment of food from the Pupkewitz Foundation.
The donation worth N.dollars 20 000 includes tinned fish, cooking oil and dried beans.
Otjiwarongo Pupkewitz Branch Manager, Nico Coffee handed the donation over to Otjozondjupa Governor Otto Ipinge, who said it will be distributed to identified beneficiaries in the region’s seven constituencies.
“The region has a list of 47 345 supposed beneficiaries of drought relief, but due to scarcity of resources, at the moment we are only supporting 3 900 people on our regional master-list,” said Ipinge.
The governor thus called on other local companies and mines to join Government in its fight against the drought by assisting the community members most affected by the natural disaster.
Ipinge said the worst affected people live at Gam settlement and in the Omatako and Okakarara constituencies.
Speaking on behalf of the seven constituencies, Okahandja Constituency Councillor Steve Biko Booys thanked Pupkewitz Foundation and reiterated the call to other companies in and outside the region to take the drought situation seriously and support needy communities.