Old Mutual donates to poor in Kavango East
08 September 2020 | Local News
About 155 poverty-stricken households in the Kavango East Region are set to benefit from food hampers donated by Old Mutual.
Worth N$95 000, the donation was handed over to the office of the regional governor, and will be passed on to the identified households in six constituencies.
Old Mutual's Rundu sales manager, Naftali Amukena, said the donation forms part of the company's N$5 million commitment towards the country's efforts to curb effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
“Old Mutual is in town to bring a bit of relief to those already vulnerable communities who have been left even [more] defenceless due to the continuing impact of the Covid-19 pandemic,” he said.
N$1m food provision
“We have set N$1 million of the N$5 million aside for the provision of food to the poor and vulnerable communities across all the 14 regions of our country,” he added.
Amukena said thus far they have managed to deliver food consignments in 12 regions.
Food consignments to the two remaining regions, Kavango West and Oshana, will be rolled out in the next two weeks, he said.
Number of challenges
Kavango East governor Bonifatius Wakudumo expressed his gratitude towards Old Mutual. He said the region continues to experience a number of challenges, therefore assistance from stakeholders such as Old Mutual and many others, who have assisted government, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic, goes a long way to uplift the lives of those whose livelihoods are negatively affected.