Sanlam Namibia donates 10 spray pumps, 70 sachets of insecticide worth N.dollars 30,000 to anti-Malaria campaign of Shakati Town Council

OSHAKATI: Sanlam Namibia yesterday donated 10 spray pumps and 70 sachets of insecticide worth some N.dollars 30 000 to the anti-Malaria campaign of the Oshakati Town Council.

The equipment will cater for 140 households in the Oshakati West area, with the purpose to kill mosquito populations and thus reduce the transmission of the Malaria disease at the town.

Sanlam’s area manager in the Far North, George Uukelo officially handed over the donation to Oshakati mayor Onesmus Shilunga.

Uukelo stated in his donation handing-over address that all people, from adults to young children, are prone to mosquito bites and are left vulnerable to catching this life-threatening disease (Malaria) if they do not protect themselves.

In accepting the donation, Shilunga commended the Sanlam management for making a deliberate decision to support the community of Oshakati through his council in its quest to eliminate Malaria from the town.

The Oshakati Town Council’s anti-Malaria campaign started some two months ago with the fumigation of all water bodies around Oshakati, while it continued with the distribution of mosquito nets to the residents.

ETOSHA; People who poach wild animals must receive stiff life sentences in prison, the Minister of Environment and Tourism Uahekua Herunga says.

He told Nampa on Thursday on the sidelines of the official handing over of Etosha National Park infrastructure built by the Millennium Challenge Account Namibia (MCA) that they should not allow people to tarnish the image of this country and to sabotage the economy of this country.

He explained that if people continue to kill animals they are preventing the government from building further schools, hospitals and also from providing drugs in hospitals.

More than 30 elephants were killed this year, and several rhinos were poached.

He noted that this is one the highest figures of killed animals the country has experienced over the past 24 years, and the ministry is very much concerned about this case.

Herunga said the number of poached rhinos has increased to 18 this year, including three rhinos killed this week in the Kunene Region.