Thirty people living with disabilities receive wheelchairs from Namport

OKAKARARA: Thirty people living with disabilities in the Okakarara Constituency of the Otjozondjupa Region yesterday received wheelchairs from the Namibian Ports Authority (Namport).

Namport’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Bisey Uirab handed over the 30 wheelchairs to the beneficiaries at the Okakarara State Hospital.

The wheelchairs were purchased by Namport at a total cost of N.dollars 150 000.

Uirab said Namport has a social investment fund which it used to purchase the wheelchairs, and its investment fund is not limited to the Erongo Region where their operations are mainly based.

He said Namport spent over N.dollars 20 million in assisting needy community-based organisations in different regions over the past few years.

Uirab then urged the beneficiaries and their family members to look after the new wheelchairs.