Turkish Embassy donates wheelchairs at Omatjete

Eleven physically- challenged people residing in the Erongo Region received new wheelchairs from the Turkish Embassy on Friday.

Ten of the recipients were from Omatjete and the surrounding areas, while one recipient was from the Uis settlement.

Omatjete is a village situated more than 60 kilometres west of Omaruru in the Erongo Region’s Daures Constituency, and Uis is situated about 124 kilometres west of Omaruru.

Daures councillor Ernst Katjiku and Adelheid ‘Bobby’ Kandjala, the advisor to Erongo Governor Cleophas Mutjavikua, handed over the wheelchairs at Omatjete.

Speaking to Nampa on Monday, senior administrative officer at the Daures constituency office Melvin Afrikaner said about three of the beneficiaries did not own wheelchairs before.

The wheelchairs of the rest were old and not in a good state, hence the need for new ones.

Afrikaner said the 11 beneficiaries also received small boxes containing food such as sugar, macaroni, rice and flour from the embassy.

The donation by the embassy was done through the office of the Erongo governor after a request by Mutjavikua earlier this year to have the people assisted with new wheelchairs.

Information received from the governor’s office indicates that earlier this year, the Turkish Embassy also donated 300 school bags with stationery for different schools in Erongo.

Officials could, however, not provide the names and numbers of schools which benefited from the school bags.