FirstRand Namibia Foundation assists drought-stricken farmers

The FirstRand Namibia Foundation recently supported drought-stricken farmers with N.dollars 1 million through the Dare to Care Disaster Relief Campaign at a handover ceremony in Okakarara.

A media statement issued on Tuesday said the Dare to Care campaign is an initiative of the Namibia Agricultural Union (NAU) and the Namibia Emerging Commercial Farmers Union (NECFU), aimed at supporting all farmers through a subsidiary feeding scheme.

Clara Bohitile, Chairperson of the FirstRand Namibia Foundation Trust encouraged everyone to play their part in assisting where possible so that Namibia can survive the drought.

“Many Namibians are all too aware of the effects of severe water shortages and the reality of drought. We believe that as a responsible corporate we have a duty to the environmental implications of our operations and to ensure that their impact on the country, its people, and the natural resources, is minimised,” Bohitile was quoted as saying.

On his part, Okakarara Town Council Chief Executive Officer Ehnrst Katjiku applauded the gesture, urging farmers to be open and honest in their requests for subsidised feed and to ensure that no corrupt activities derail the initiative.