Drought relief goes to the needy

02 August 2019 | Disasters

The Omusati regional councillor for the Oshikuku constituency, Modestus Amutse, has dismissed allegations that drought-relief food is only given to Swapo members in his constituency.

Approached at the opening of the second edition of the Oshipe Annual Trade Fair at Oshikuku, Amutse said drought-relief food was being provided to the most affected individuals in his community irrespective of colour, race, political affiliation or tribe.

The allegations were made by a caller on the Namibian Broadcasting Corporation's Oshiwambo radio call-in programme recently, who claimed that the food distribution in Oshikuku was discriminatory.

Amutse pointed out that his office did not receive reports on the matter, despite the rumours spreading like wildfire.

“I challenge anyone to come forward with proof and report the matter without fear,” said Amutse, adding that 241 people were registered as beneficiaries in Oshikuku.

He further said out of 214 000 registered drought-affected people in the Omusati Region, which are 33 600 households, only 2 868 people are so far benefiting from the relief programme.

NAMPA

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