Tourist-dependent Spitzkoppe households receive much-needed food parcels
Orano Mining Namibia recently donated food parcels to 140 households in Spitzkoppe, as well as additional food to two soup kitchens in Spitzkoppe and at Naman Pos in the nearby vicinity valued at N$110,000.
The company has been involved with development efforts within the #Gaingu Conservancy as a whole, and the Spitzkoppe area particularly, so when the community was hit by the downturn in tourism, they took the decision to provide grassroots support for every household, not only to help ease the financial burden, but also to help build their immunity through provision of quality food items to sustain them for the next few months.
Each household’s food parcel contains maize meal, pasta, rice, sugar, tinned fish, corned beef, soup packages, cooking oil, potatoes, onions, beans, as well as soap. A small donation of surgical gloves and masks was also made to the primary health care clinic at Spitzkoppe village.
Also assisting the community was FP Du Toit, through its subsidiary Wesbank Transport, who contributed free transport to the value of N$10000 for the community outreach.
Meanwhile, in light of the Covid-19 pandemic, Orano Mining Namibia this year decided not to hold the annual Rock Spitzkoppe Community Run and Mountain Bike Challenge, an event that attracts athletes from all over Namibia and provides a welcome boost to the local Spitzkoppe economy through direct and indirect income opportunities for the local community.