Press Report from Namibia

More than 1,000 people in the settlement of Oshandi 2 are facing food insecurity

and require aid to survive on a monthly basis.


This was revealed by former parliamentarian and nurse Liina Namupala, who founded the

Ombome Oto Project. The project not only assists orphans and vulnerable people but also

those who are not able to feed their families. Established in 1999, the

project's work was seen by people from overseas and now receives funding

from charity organisations in the United Kingdom with the help of the

Anglican Church. Namupala noted that in 2003, they started receiving

assistance from the UK. She added that volunteers, traditional leaders and

those that are able to help with the community received training sponsored

and provided by the church. Namupala added that he project bought 391 bags of maize meal and 391 bottles of cooking oil to assist with feeding the vulnerable people.


At the handover of the food, the Constituency Councillor of Ondobe, Helaria Ndjuluwa, promised to uphold President Hage Geingob's slogan of "Nobody should be left out" by rendering much-needed assistance to the community members in her constituency. "I

don't want to hear of anybody going to bed on an empty stomach. If you have

nothing, come to my office and I will see what we can do to best help you,"

she said.


Ndjuluwa assured the community members that the door of her office will always be open for their needs.

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