Commonwealth donates N.dollars 20 000 for drought relief

01 Sep 2013 03:50
WINDHOEK, 01 SEP (NAMPA) - The Commonwealth Heads of Mission in Namibia paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Hage Geingob in the capital on Friday.
During the visit, they handed over a N.dollars 20 000 donation towards the Drought Relief Programme, which is administered by the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM).
The High Commissioner of Ghana to Namibia, Samuel Odotei handed over the donation to the Prime Minister, saying the Commonwealth group is there to support the Namibian nation.
The High Commissioners of Kenya, Malaysia and Botswana to Namibia, as well as the acting High Commissioner of South Africa to Namibia represented the nine commissioners who are part of the Commonwealth group during the handing over of the donation.
Speaking at the event, Geingob said the drought has so far been severe.
“We are honoured that people all over the world are coming out to donate to us, and we are honoured to receive this donation today,” he stated.
He gave the group his assurance that the donation will be used wisely to help people affected by the drought.
(NAMPA)
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