By Confidente Reporter
THE Namsov community trust has made a commitment to donate N$500 000 worth of canned fish to regions heavily hit by drought.
The hardest hit regions are Kunene, Ohangwena, Kavango East, Kavango West and Zambezi .
Tuna Willem, the chief sustainability officer at Namsov Fishing Enterprise said that the canned fish will be distributed to the most compromised families in these regions.
“In that respect, we are honoured to be part of the team that is assisting with the reduction and ultimate eradication of poverty in our country. Again, the change we seek in this Namibia of ours will not truly be effected by ad hoc support. We need to pull together and work towards a common goal such as these in order to make meaningful and impactful change contributions that will assist us in realising the Namibian House we seek,” she said.
Since 1991, Namsov Fishing has played a dynamic role in the welfare of Namibian people.
The Deputy Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources, Samuel Ankama said that the canned fish donated represents progress in value addition activities being promoted by his ministry.
“I am happy to note that Namibia now, is not only canning pilchards, as was traditionally the case some three years ago, but also horse mackerel, which are being canned either in brine or oil, and in combination with products such as tomatoes, chili and beans,”
He further applauded companies in Walvis Bay that are doing value addition, which he said is creating much needed jobs for Namibians.
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