HARSH weather conditions have made the provision of shelter for law enforcement officers while they execute their duties at the various checkpoints at the borders of the Erongo Region a necessity.
In this regard the Namibian Ports Authority through its Social Investment Fund donated a mobile office for use the men and women in uniform manning the Walvis Bay COVID-19 Checkpoint.
The donation, which comes at a time where the Erongo region continues to record an increase in the number of positive cases related to the COVID-19 pandemic will ensure that the law enforcers are able to dedicate their attention to executing their duties unhindered at the checkpoint.
The donation is valued at N$50 000 which will be used to pay the rental fee of the mobile office for the next six months and the donation might be extended should the situation dictate it.
Since the beginning of the outbreak in March 2020 Namport has spent more than N$400 000 towards the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
As part of the drive to assist Namport’s Social Investment fund also 20 mobile toilets for use by residents of the Twaloloka Informal Settlement in Kuisebmond as well as medical equipment and supplies to the COVID-19 Isolation Facility at the Walvis Bay State Hospital.
The donation towards the hospital was made up of hand sanitizers and high risk gloves, 240 branded water bottles.
The social Investment Fund also made a monetary donation towards the Walvis Bay Corridor Group Wellness team to purchase gloves and thermal guns which would be used at border posts against the fight of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Namport also made a donation towards the Keetmanshoop Police in the Karas region.
The Namibian Ports Authority in a statement said that it will continue to closely monitor the requirements throughout the progression of the pandemic and pledged to do its best to contribute towards the national efforts to cushion the impact of the pandemic.