KEETMANSHOOP: Two institutions taking care of the elderly, vulnerable children and people living with HIV/AIDS in Keetmanshoop received donations of three springbok carcasses each on Wednesday.
They are Mother’s Voice, a non-profit Catholic Aids Action organisation that runs a soup kitchen for about 50 people living with the HIV/AIDS as well as destitute and vulnerable children, and //Na-Welsyn Old Age Home run by individuals who take care of 10 elderly people.
The meat was donated by the Keetmanshoop Urban Constituency Office, and was handed over by Chief Control Officer (CCO) of that constituency office Bennie Diergaardt.
Diergaardt said his office found it fit to give to the needy, and explained that it is part of their social responsibility towards the community.
The springbok were hunted in August this year by the Ministry of Environment and Tourism in the communal area of Aus on a hunting permit issued to the Karas Regional Council (KRC).
“All six constituencies in the Karas Region received 10 carcasses each. Some used the meat for events such as Heroes’ Day commemorations and others gave to needy people like we did now,” said Diergaardt.
The six constituencies are Karasburg, Keetmanshoop Rural, Keetmanshoop Urban, Lüderitz, Berseba, Oranjemund/Rosh Pinah.