Botswana high commissioner donates food to Epako old age home

01 Oct 2019 08:30am
GOBABIS, 01 OCT (NAMPA) – The High Commissioner of Botswana to Namibia, Claurinah Tshenolo Modise donated food goods to the Epako old age home at Gobabis on Monday.
The donation was officially handed over by the high commissioner to Omaheke Governor, Festus Ueitele, and is a response to the difficulty of the people of Namibia following the impact of the harsh drought the country is experiencing.
The donation comprises sugar, baking flour and yeast, tins of meat, soya beans and cooking oil, among other items.
Speaking during the handover, Modise said her office together with citizens of Botswana who reside in Namibia came together and from their own pockets, managed to scramble together the little they could to assist the elders of Gobabis.
“When I was here last time with my fellow colleagues I saw hope in your eyes and said I will come back, so when President Hage Geingob declared that there is drought in the country, I said I will come here,” she said.
Modise was among the Heads of Mission who visited several areas in the Omaheke Region earlier this year to identify areas of possible economic cooperation.
She referred to the act as giving rather than donating, saying the two nations are one and ought to share what they have.
Ueitele commended the high commissioner for her good deed.
“I have no words [that are] enough to thank the high commissioner for what she is doing for Omaheke, specifically for the Epako old age home here in Gobabis,” said Ueitele.
The governor said he is happy to witness once again what Modise and her group of citizens of Botswana in Namibia have come to do from their own pockets.
“She has her own senior citizens and children in her own country but because of the spirit of ubuntu, she has come to share,” Ueitele said.
Gobabis Mayor, Liberius Kalili presented a gift to Modise as a token of appreciation.