Indonesia donates N.dollars 100 000 to drought relief programme

The Republic of Indonesia's Embassy in Namibia through its ambassador Eddy Basuki on Monday handed over a donation of N.dollars 100 000 towards the drought relief programme.

Speaking here at the handover ceremony, Basuki said the money donated towards the drought relief programme was taken from the embassy's budget to celebrate its 74th independence in August.

I believe there is nothing more useful than joining hands with government of Namibia in addressing the drought situation that has affected so many people, he said.

Basuki also sympathised with the Namibian people who have been affected by the drought.

Accepting the donation, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of International Relations and Corporation, Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah acknowledged the ambassador's gesture, saying that it is responding to President Hage Geingob call when he declared drought as a State of emergency.

This also brings the two governments together, just like during the liberation struggle when Indonesia helped Namibia particularly at the United Nations for us to gain independence, she noted.

She added that even though the sky looks promising and Namibia already got some drops, it is good for grazing, however the programme will continue to assist humans till end of March with food.

I want to assure you that the money donated will go to good use as intended to help our people suffering as result of drought countrywide, she noted.

Source: Namibia Press Agency