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Moses /Garoëb elders express gratitude for the food donation

todayJanuary 10, 2024 15

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Elders in the Moses /Garoëb Constituency have expressed gratitude to the Khomas Regional Council for providing them with food parcels, which they believe would help reduce hunger in their homes.

Fifty beneficiaries from the Havana informal settlement received the food items from the constituency councillor, Stefanus Ndengu, on Wednesday. The food items included maize meal, rice, pasta, canned fish, cooking oil, and condiments.

“I am grateful to our leaders for giving us this food because it will make a positive impact in our lives,” said Tuwilika Ileka, who lives with six others, who she said are all dependents on her monthly old-age grant.

“We survive like birds, like when we are given food like this or when I receive my monthly pension. Luckily, I am also a beneficiary of the food bank, which supplements the little food I buy with my pension.”

On her part, Hilma Gebhard also expressed her gratitude, saying she and her eleven family members survive on income from the sale of her kapana.

“I have a full house; I have eleven people who are not working and I don’t receive a pension or benefits from the food bank. But I am grateful for the food that I received. It really means a lot for me and my family, because as we are talking now, there is no food in the house,” said Gebhard.

Another beneficiary, Katrina Gaoes, said the food items will enable her to feed her family of five for several days. “I am very grateful for the food we received because it will help my family to have food for a week or two. We can eat nice food with all this beautiful food, and I am grateful,” said Gaoses, a pensioner whose family is dependent on her old-age monthly grant.

Moses /Garoëb Councillor Dengu on his part said the food donation means a lot to the beneficiaries. “Although it is not going to alleviate hunger permanently, the food items will help the beneficiaries to help themselves and their families,” he said.

He said the food items valued at N.dollars 20 000, were meant to be handed out during Christmas last year but were delayed due to the procurement process.

(NAMPA)
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