Russia Federation responds to drought in Namibia

24 Jul 2013 11:20
WINDHOEK, 24 JUL (NAMPA) – The National Disaster Risk Management in the Office of the Prime Minister on Wednesday received a consignment of tinned fish, beef and sugar from the Russian Federation.
The 35-tonne consignment is worth an estimated N. dollars 9 million, and was delivered by a Russian cargo plane (RA-76429) on Wednesday at the Hosea Kutako International Airport.
Prime Minister Dr Hage Geingob received the donation on behalf of the Government of Namibia, and thanked the Government and people of Russia for their continuous support the people of Namibia.
“A friend in need is a friend in deed,” he remarked, adding that Namibians have come a long way with Russia, even during the difficult time of Namibia’s liberation struggle when the Russians helped Namibians to free themselves from oppression.
Geingob said the donation did not come as a surprise, because this was the second time the Russian Federation sent a cargo plane with relief food.
The first donation of food was for flood victims some two years back.