Walvis Bay Salt Holdings donates towards drought relief in Erongo

26 Sep 2019 07:50am
SWAKOPMUND, 26 SEP (NAMPA) – Walvis Bay Salt Holdings on Wednesday donated N.dollars 100 000 towards drought relief in the Erongo Region.
The donation was handed over to the office of Erongo Governor Cleophas Mutjavikua, who said the situation in the region has worsened since the state of emergency was declared by President Hage Geingob earlier this year.
“The Erongo Region is heavily affected by this drought and we therefore appreciate these donations,” Mutjavikua said.
A number of farmers, especially in the corridors, have lost their livestock to the drought.
“We hope this donation will make a difference in the lives of farmers and their livestock,” Walvis Bay Salt Holdings Managing Director André Snyman said.
The funds are deposited directly into suppliers’ accounts, which then provide fodder, lucerne and lick for livestock.
Navachab Gold Mine and Huab Fishing Company also donated N.dollars 500 000 and N.dollars 100 000, respectively, to the drought relief programme earlier this year.