THE Swapo Party Women’s Council (SPWC) in the Oshana Region has donated more than six tons of mahangu, 75 kilograms of beans and a large quantity of pumpkins and other agricultural products to the people in the Erongo Region.
The donation was handed to regional governor Elia Irimari at Oshakati Tuesday afternoon and is destined to benefit people locked down in places like Walvis Bay and Swakopmund.
Handing over the donation, SPWC regional coordinator, Sylvia Shuumbwa said that the women’s council held a meeting in June, reviewed the COVID-19 pandemic and, as caring mothers, decided to lend a helping hand by collecting food to support those in the quarantines.
“Through the Governor, we are sending this donation to those quarantined in the Erongo Region, especially those locked down in Walvis Bay,” she said, noting that the food was collected from all corners of the region and was transported to Oshakati by volunteers, including a number of “struggle kids” who are still camping at Swapo’s regional office at Okandjengedi.
Receiving the donation, Governor Irimari thanked the SPWC for the valuable donation that, according to him, constitutes a token of solidarity with those hardest hit by the COVID-19.
He revealed that his office has already roped in the Omhalanga Mills to grind the mahangu into flour and package it in 6 000 bags of ten kilogrammes each.
“The government has offered to provide transport and the consignment is expected to reach the beneficiaries by next week,” said Irimari.