Fishing company to the rescue

16 April 2019 | Local News

A local fishing company has come to the rescue of a destitute couple at Gcigco village in Kavango West, and three other needy families, by donating items worth N$23 000 to them.

Namibian Sun recently reported on Hilarius Hausiku (63) and his 54-year-old partner Beata Nepembe, who do not have a bed and are exposed to snakes in their traditional hut. They are also struggling to put food on the table.

On Saturday, Ombaye Fishing Company donated items to the couple as well as to three other destitute families identified by the office of Ncuncuni constituency councillor Ritha Sindjanga.

Ombaye chairman Libolly Haufiku and managing director Lukas Uutoni said they were moved by the Namibian Sun article.

They donated steel beds, mattresses, blankets, pillows, fresh and tinned fish, maize meal, sugar and cooking oil, as well as cosmetics, to the four families.

“After the story broke in Namibian Sun, Ombaye Fishing - a company that takes its corporate social responsibility very seriously -decided it was something to look at and we took action immediately,” Haufiku said. He explained that after consultations with Sindjanga, they decided to assist there other destitute families.

“As a fishing company, we have a corporate social responsibility. The fish belongs to all Namibians, so whatever we get is for all of us to share. Ombaye has been at the forefront of that,” Haufiku said. He also used the opportunity to call on other companies to give back, especially to people in need. Hausiku, who could not contain his joy, said they are thankful to Ombaye.

“Thank you very much to Ombaye and all those who were involved. Continue to assist other people in need. May God bless you,” he added.

KENYA KAMBOWE

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