Fish for vulnerable community members

Rudi Bowe 

Walvis Bay fishing companies Omaru Fishing and Seaworks as part of their corporate social responsibility donated fish to numerous vulnerable community groups.

A total of 6 648 boxes of pilchards and 100 x 5kg boxes of frozen horse mackerel to 558 vulnerable members of society that includes elderly people, vulnerable children and youth as well as people with disabilities.
The beneficiaries are from the Kuisebmond old-age home, Topnaar elders, Leprosy Mashare project, Katutura old- age home, Ombili soup kitchen, Hepata Home, Happy Edu-care and Mondesa youth.
Omaru Fishing’s Chief Executive Officer Ingrith Kasper said “it is our duty to support the communities where we come from as a company and we will continue supporting the government’s initiatives in terms of food security’.
The shareholding of Omaru Fishing consist of Aukheikas Fishing, Aonin Fishing Holdings and Rundu Fishing Hol-dings with shareholders stakeholders spread all over the communities of the Erongo, Kavango East and West, Os-hana, Khomas, Otjozondjupa, Omaheke regions.
Topnaar community Secretary Hendrik Khurisab said on behalf of the community that they are happy about this donation and that it is a blessing for the community.
“Old people can now also eat fish. It is rare for them to afford fish and other things. It is a good thing that the company has considered especially the elderly.
It is our hope that this will not end here, and that other companies will emulate this example,” Khurisab added.

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