Namibia recently received a donation of 500 tons of potatoes from Malta through the Port of Walvis Bay.
The donation from the small Mediterranean country is in aid of those who are affected by the ongoing drought and COVID-19 pandemic.
Governor of the Erongo region, Neville Andre, confirmed that 160,000 people from the most vulnerable communities in the Erongo and Khomas regions will be the main beneficiaries.
The potatoes are packed in 7kg bags each and will be distributed to community members in the respective constituencies in the two regions.
The governor called upon the beneficiaries not to sell the potatoes. “Consume it with your families, as there is a serious need for food security in our country.” He thanked the government of Malta for their generosity and goodwill towards Namibia.
The consignment arrived in Walvis Bay on Saturday, 15 August, in 20 refrigerated containers and in good condition.
SOURCE: Namibia Economist