Windhoek businessman donates food amid Covid-19

Hakahana Meat and Fish Products owned by businessman Johannes Abed has donated 600 bags of 5kg maize meal, 600 packs of macaroni, 580 bottles of cooking oil and 240 1kg packets of fresh meat to the Khomas Regional Council to distribute to various constituencies to support the needy during the pandemic.

The meat was immediately sent to the Ministry of Health and Social Service’s psycho-social and mental health team, which looks after about 500 homeless people, including street kids currently living at Khomasdal soccer stadium under instruction of President Hage Geingob, where they receive three meals a day.

Accepting the donation recently, Khomas Governor Laura McLeod-Katjirua said the much needed food items would be distributed to those in need across 10 constituencies. “We are thankful for the donation and ask that you do not leave us alone. You have seen the crowds of people, which is an indication that we have not covered everyone.”

A representative of Hakahana Meat and Fish Products urged the councillors not to decorate their storerooms with the donated items but instead promptly deliver it to the people who need it.