Republic of Congo embassy donates toward drought relief

The Republic of Congo Embassy through their ambassador to Namibia Chantal Itoua-Apoyolo on Monday have handed over a donation N. dollars 100 000 towards the drought relief programme.

Speaking here at the handover ceremony, Itoua-Apoyolo said the money donated was towards the drought relief programmes was meant for embassy to celebrate the 59th independence of their country.

She added that last year also they did not celebrate their independence but made use of the money donate reading materials to Hage Geingob High School.

With the little that we have, we did not see fit that there is a need to go book a venue and have toast in Champaign while there is our friends, brothers and sister in Namibia who are suffering, said the ambassador.

She said there was a thought that what they had was little but considering the need, they just have to donate the money toward drought relief.

She said despite that they are not having everything they need, they have to help when their friends are having a problem.

Accepting the donation, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah said what the embassy have demonstrated is a consolidation of a good relationship of the two countries that is dating back when Namibia was fighting for liberation.

Our people should understand that when we were getting support during liberation struggle and as we are getting support now in this difficult time when we are faced with drought, it is not because other countries have met all the needs of their people, she said.

She added the Republic of Congo Embassy saw it fit that they help other people in difficult situation.

Nandi-Ndaitwah said the money donated is going to be used in the best interest of the people who are affected by drought.

Multiple local and international organisations have already contributed toward drought relief after the president have declared drought a state of emergency in May.

Source: Namibia Press Agency