Botswana high commissioner donates food to Epako old age home

The high commission of Botswana in Namibia has donated food goods to the Epako old age home here Monday.

The donation was officially handed over to the regional governor by the high commissioner of the Republic of Botswana in Namibia Claurinah Tshenolo Modise.

The donation is a response to the difficulty of the people of Namibia following the impact of the harsh drought that the country is experiencing.

The donation comprises of packets of sugar, baking flour, tins of stewed steak, soya beans and bottles of cooking oil to list a few.

Speaking during the official handover ceremony, the commissioner said her office together with citizens of Botswana who reside in Namibia came together and from their own pockets, they managed to scramble together the little they could to assist the elders of Gobabis.

When I was here last time with my fellow colleagues I saw hope in your eyes and said I will come back, so when President Hage Geingob declared that there is drought in the country, I said I will come here. said Modise

Modise was among the Heads of Mission who visited several areas in Omaheke Region earlier this year to identify areas of possible economic cooperation.

Modesi referred to the act as giving rather than donating saying the two nations are one and they ought to share the very little they have.

Receiving the donation Omaheke Regional Governor, Festus Uitele commented the High commissioner for her good deed.

I have no words enough to thank the high commissioner for what she is doing for Omaheke specifically for the Epako old age home here in Gobabis. Explained Uitele.

Uitele added saying he is happy to witness once again what Modise and her group of citizens of Botswana in Namibia have come to do from their own pockets.

She has her own senior citizens and children in her own country but because of the spirit of ubuntu, she has come to share. Uitele said.

The Major of Gobabis town, Liberius Kalili presented a gift to the High commissioner of Botswana as a token of appreciation.

Source: Namibia Press Agency