11 Sep 2019 09:20am
WINDHOEK, 11 SEP (NAMPA) The Embassy of the United Arab Emirate (UAE) on Tuesday donated items to the value of N.dollars 639 975 to the Namibian government, through the Ministry of International Relations and Cooperation (MIRCO).
Among the donated items are sanitary pads and school shoes that will be shared among the learners of the Moses Garoeb and Kwakwas Primary Schools and that of Khomastura and Westmond high schools.
The donation also includes food hampers towards the drought relief programme as well as wheel chairs and cleaning products for medical facilities.
Handing over the items, UAE ambassador to Namibia, Mahash Saheed Al Hameli said that this donation was not to please the country for any interest.
We give it because we feel that is part of our duty and I wish that we cover the whole African continent, he said
He explained that in addition to the 90 pairs of shoes donated, the embassy plans to add more to make it 500 pairs that will be shared among the four schools.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of International Relations and Corporation, Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah, who received the donation said that the donation came at a time when Namibia really needs the assistance.
It is because of your governments generosity, we are able to improve the quality of lives of individuals living with disability by providing them with the donated wheelchairs, she said.
She added that the sanitary pads will help the Namibian girl to have uninterrupted education, while the food hampers will go a long way in assisting the Namibian people, especially the targeted group.
Nandi-Ndaitwah urged for the donations be used for the intended purposes and must go to deserving target Namibians, stressing that: It is only when we are sincere, honest and responsible that we are able to assist our needy people.