Bank Windhoek hands over food parcels to drought-stricken communities in Kunene

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Bank Windhoek on Thursday donated 700 food parcels worth more than N.dollars 100 000 to drought-stricken communities in the Kunene Region through the governor's office.

The food parcels amongst others contained maize meal, tinned fish, beans, sugar and cooking oil and were donated in efforts to meet the government halfway in addressing the drought affecting the region.

Bank Windhoek’s Opuwo branch manager James Kapembe said the donation was meant for the drought-stricken communities for drought relief purposes, adding that all funds were sourced from the bank.

Accepting the donation on behalf of Kunene Governor Marius Sheya was the chief control officer in the governor's office, Theodor Kazombiaze, who noted that such donations from corporate partners assists the government as it complements the existing food relief provided to these communities.

Kazombiaze stated that the donations will be distributed to the Ovatwe, Ovatjimba and Ovahimba marginalised communities in the far northern areas of Kunene that have been severely affected by drought over the past seven years.

Each food hamper will provide a household with approximately one week’s worth of meals.

Kazombiaze also stated that the governor's office is working with other partners to provide additional food assistance through the drought recovery period to assist farmers w.

Source: Namibia Press Agency