Help still streaming in for Otweya residents
28 August 2020 | Business
On 26 July, a large part of what was formerly known as the Twaloloka informal settlement in Walvis Bay was engulfed in flames. The fire claimed a toddler’s life and destroyed the homes and personal belongings of hundreds of residents.
The affected residents were relocated to another area named Otweya and are now housed in tents.
This is but one of the many vulnerable communities in the harbour town, where households are struggling to make ends meet.
Along with the donation, Old Mutual also procured 153 washing basins, plates, cups, washing powder and fabric softener to the value of N$42 316.50 after obtaining an assessment of the most critical needs of these distraught families.
The goods were handed over by Johanna Shatika, Old Mutual Walvis Bay branch manager, in consultation with the Erongo governor’s office and the office of the mayor. The consignment was received by Andreas Amukalu of the Walvis Bay fire department.
Old Mutual employees also extended a heartfelt message to the residents of Otweya, saying that they cannot go back and change the beginning, but they can start where they are and change the ending.
“Do not give up; continue to stay strong by doing great things every day”.