THE Ministry of Justice and other stakeholders managed to feed more than 100 households with approximately 535 people in total and with 464 food parcels since the start of the State of Emergency.
Yvonne Dausab Minister of Justice said they managed to feed families and households from Katutura, Khomasdal, Okahandja Park, Rehoboth, and Groot Aub so far that have benefitted from the food and clothing parcels.
Dausab noted that Mr Price has also been supporting the ministry’s Social Responsibility Initiative and gave bags of clothing, which they have been distributing along with the food parcels.
“The idea is to keep the project as part of her tenure and hopefully it can become a permanent feature of the Ministry of Justice as a social responsibility arm,” Dausab said.
According to the justice minister, the gesture and support from members of the legal and justice sector and the realization that people could not eat masks and decided by garnered more support for food parcels.
They work through Community Development Counsellors (CDCs) and the Ministry of Justice officials to oversee the distribution to avoid allegations of favouritism and potential conflict of interest.
She said they do not have the capacity now to use public platforms because they may be overwhelmed but they are confident the systems in place are adequate including individual members of the communities who suggest names of people that may require assistance.
They have prepared and distributed feedback letters including any supporting documents such as receipts and a tabulated distribution list to all the donors and to account for their donations.
“We recognize that is a small contribution to the many efforts that already exist through the Office of the Prime Minister and civil society but they undertook the project to ensure members of the legal and justice sector also makes an effort to see “the law as a tool to enhance social justice”, Dausab said.
Dausab recognised that distribution of food in this manner is a temporary solution to respond to hunger poverty but they will also not reach everyone that is in need but this is their contribution.