More money for drought relief

19 September 2019 | Disasters

Contractors and consultants involved with various Roads Authority (RA) construction projects joined hands to donate a combined amount of N$345 000 in a bid to assist drought relief projects in the country.
The donation was handed over to Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila on Wednesday.
While hoping for rain along with the rest of the country, the Prime Minister said that the Disaster Risk Management Unit is trying to integrate resilience into its emergency management program to ensure that support received is not only used to respond to emergency relief efforts, but that part of the contributions are directed towards minimizing the impact when emergencies arise, such as taking water to the communities, expanding irrigation schemes, diversifying of agriculture produce and more.
Road construction companies that made monetary contributions are CMC/Otesa JV, Zhong Mei, Unik Construction Engineering, China Railway Seventh Group Namibia, China Henan International Cooperation Group (Chico Namibia), Brandberg Construction and Burmeister & Partners. Tau Pele Construction Namibia pledged to donate 30 tons of the much-needed animal feed to the drought relief programme.
In June, the Roads Authority together with the Road Fund Administration donated a combined amount of N$12 million towards the drought relief programme.

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