Fighting an unseen enemy
18 June 2020 | Local News
Neville Andre; Governor; “We have reason to be concerned.”
The Erongo regional governor, Neville Andre, accepted a donation of food worth N$30 000 from the Namibia Association Group (NAG).
The German-Namibian company has been supporting Okombahe since inception in 2011.
The donated items will be distributed to 50 beneficiaries of the Okombahe settlement in the Daures constituency.
At the event, Andre expressed his concern about the increasing number of Covid-19 cases recorded in the Erongo region and again appealed to residents to adhere to lockdown measures.
“We have reason to be concerned. We should adhere to the lockdown regulations by limiting our movement, wear masks when in public places, sanitize and practice sufficient hygiene through washing our hands, observing social distancing and adhering to the regulations for gatherings.”
The governor emphasised that the fight against what he termed an “unseen enemy” was far from over, saying that efforts to minimize the further spread of the virus must be intensified.
Andre thanked NAG for their contributions over the years, saying that forming partnerships with the private sector is essential for government especially in recent times.
“Meaningful development can only happen when there are mutual and unconditional partnerships. If we are serious about the development of our people, we need to put them, their needs and aspirations first.”
He urged that the food parcels be distributed to the most vulnerable and needy. “We need to distribute it to the elderly irrespective of their political affiliation or church denomination. Single, young women and unemployed young men should benefit from this donation with the understanding that they are needy, destitute and in real need of assistance.”
Each parcel contains fruit, vegetables and non-perishable items like maize meal, sugar, baking powder, soup packets, yeast and tin food.