KARASBURG: A total of 163 elderly people facing hunger at the town of Karasburg in the Karas Region received food donations at the Karasburg Constituency office on Thursday.
The Karasburg Primary School’s feeding programme also received food such as tomatoes, cabbages and game meat to feed children who do not have food at home.
Each elderly person received two plastic bags filled with vegetables and springbok meat.
The donations resulted from a Nampa article published in local newspapers in June this year, stating that many elderly people and schoolchildren in the Karasburg district are suffering from hunger.
The Namibia Development Corporation (NDC) and the Haakiesdoring company gave a combined N.dollars 6 500 to the constituency office to buy food for needy people.
The Karas Regional Council (KRC) provided the game meat, while the Lüderitz Town Council also donated boxes of fish earlier.
A football tournament sponsored by the Puma Construction Company held at Noordoewer in July this year, also raised about N.dollars 12 000 that was used to buy foodstuff distributed to needy people here.
The largest national coastal clean-up campaign in the history of Namibia successfully took place early yesterday morning.
The campaign hosted by the Namibian Coast Conservation and Management (NACOMA) Project pioneered about 1 200 volunteers cleaning Namibia’s coast.
The voluntary clean-up campaign forms part of the Coastal Biodiversity Week, Part 2, which will consist of various awareness-raising events between 15 and 22 September this year.
According to a statement released on Friday by Ignatius Kauvee, technical advisor at NACOMA, the response in terms of participation, donations and contributions in aid of the campaign was overwhelming and appreciated.
The volunteers cleaned the beaches along Oranjemund, Lüderitz, Walvis Bay, Swakopmund, Wlotzkasbaken, Henties Bay and the Skeleton Coast Park.
The group of volunteers consisted of learners from various coastal schools, members of the public, environmental groups, private companies, residents of Wlotzkasbaken, the Namibian Defence Force, Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources, Ministry of Environment and Tourism, and the Municipalities of Lüderitz, Walvis Bay, Swakopmund and Henties Bay.