WINDHOEK, Aug. 31 – The Ministry of Poverty Eradication and Social Welfare received a financial donation from Apostolic Faith Mission of Namibia to the tune of N$50, 000,00.
Minister of Poverty Eradication and Social Welfare, Hon Bishop Emeritus Kameeta, said the donations go a long way in assisting those living destitute.
The Minister indicated that poverty is multifaceted and requires different interventions in order to improve people’s lives.
He also explained that the Food bank is just a small part of what the ministry is doing, other efforts include the recent drilling of boreholes at Nehale Lya Mpingana Constituency in the Oshikoto Region and recent donations to the Immanuel Old Age Home and Khaibasen Kindergarten and Soup Kitchen in Okahandja, Otjozondjupa Region.
Kameeta thanked the Apostolic Faith Mission of Namibia for responding to the call of the President to join hands with the government in the war against poverty and noted that instead of donating food they donated cash and this will enable the Ministry to best identify how the funds can be utilized.
With this donation the Church is coming to the aid of the poor who overwhelmingly describe their experience of poverty in terms of words like invisibility, hopelessness, meaninglessness, and Shame.
“This is social investment you are making and it will change the lives of Namibian people meaningfully. We are proud that you are contributing that these donations will sustainably improve the lives of Namibian people by empowering the Ministry to meaningfully and proactively deliver on empowering Namibian socially so that they can become productive Namibians and enable them to equally give back to society,” Kameeta said. – Jonsey Douglas