WINDHOEK, OCT, 24- A Technical Corporation Agreement between Support Ulm E.V – a German-based non-profit organization – , Ohorongo Otavi Community Trust (OOCT) and the Ministry of Health and Social Services (MoHSS), will make provisions for medical equipment and the exchange of medical professionals to complement existing facilities for people living with disabilities in the Namibia.
The trio recently donated 10 medical beds to the Deputy Minister responsible for Disability Affairs in the Vice-Presidents Office, Honourable Alexia Manombe-Ncube.
The medical beds coupled with matresses (worth) N$90 000, will be distributed to bed-ridden members of the public, especially those with spinal injuries through the Office of Disability Affairs.
The donation is a direct result of a Technical Corporation Agreement.
The agreement makes provision for medical equipment and the exchange of medical professionals, to complement the existing facilities in the country.
“The generosity and enthusiasm of Support Ulm e.V members for the past 10 years, will ensure that we leave a legacy of excellence in health delivery that meets the health demands to the benefit of all Namibians. This partnership shows how important it is for us to support each other as nations,” said Esther Mbathera, the Public Relations and Corporate Communication Manager of Ohorongo Cement.
When accepting the donation, Hon Alexia Manombe-Ncube said it (the donation) would bring much needed comfort to the lives of bedridden members of the public living with disabilities.
“I cannot not stop thanking Support Ulm e.V, OOCT and MOHSS for this important gesture. It will make a significant difference in the lives of people living with disabilities. People living with disability (live a live that is) costly and (they) need a concerted effort from all stakeholders to help restore the dignity of people living with disabilities. Many people living with disabilities perish because they do not have basic needs such as medical beds that can prolong their lives,” said Hon Manombe-Ncube. – Robert Maseka