12 October 2021 | Local News
The gesture was done in celebration of the upcoming World Food Commemoration Day scheduled to take place at Utuseb under the theme “Our action, our future, better production, better nutrition, a better environment and a better life” on 16 October 2021.
The food parcels, which were received by Erongo governor Neville Andre, Governor are earmarked for 100 homes in seven constituencies from Utuseb in the Walvis Bay Rural area.
The recipients were identified by the governor’s office after a poverty profiling exercise was carried out.
Andre thanked Namport for its continuous commitment to playing an active role in alleviating hunger amongst the nation’s communities. He also called on other corporates to follow suit.
Namport’s Chief Executive Officer, Andrew Kanime said that Namport remains cognitive of the fact that it does not exist in isolation and cannot operate as an island of prosperity in an ocean of poverty as this would be a short-lived success.
He added that the Ports Authority is well aware of the role it needs to play which is informed by the national strategic imperatives, namely the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals known as SDG’s, Namibia’s Vision 2030, Namibia’s Fifth National Development Plan (NDP5) and the Harambee Prosperity Plan.
“Namport remains steadfast to its values of being committed, connected and caring and pledges to support as far as resources permit by joining hands with government’s relentless efforts of in reducing existing food gaps, protecting and restoring livelihoods within local communities and ultimately ending hunger in the country.”
The World Food Day which was first commemorated in 1979, is celebrated annually with the aim of empowering all the elements of agri-food systems from farm to table and beyond in recognition of the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.