First Aid for Nationhood and National Pride
Erongomed Namibia donated first aid kits to the Khomas Region Forum in the Nationhood and National Pride campaign.
Marelize Robberts, the public relations officer at Erongomed said the donation to the Khomas Region Forum is a token of goodwill to support Namibians to be proud and patriotic citizens. She also said that the Forum would be included in any of Erongomed’s future activities to help raise the profile of the nationhood campaign.
The Director of Print Media Affairs at the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology, Tjiuai Kaambo said the Nationhood and National Pride campaign is a government programme to address social ills such as tribalism, racism, vandalism, crime, gender violence and a lack of respect for the national symbols. The campaign promotes and fosters pride and responsibility among all Namibian citizens.
The vice-chairperson of the Khomas Region Forum, Fazilla Bock-Kakombo said the Forum acknowledges the value of Erongomed’s donation which will help to facilitate information awareness and dissemination of the campaign that aims to reduce or eradicate social problems.Robberts said the first aid kits are intended as the first form of any assistance a critically ill or injured individual receives to save life in disaster or emergency situations, as well as to prevent injury turning fatal and to provide immediate on-site assistance to a person in distress. The Nationhood and National Pride campaign was officially launched by the Former President, HE Hifikepunye Pohamba on 27 April 2011. The campaign is in line with the policy of inclusiveness as promoted by the Namibian President, HE Dr Hage Geingob.