Old Mutual’s Covid-19 food outreach benefits communities in Oshikoto Region
Long-term insurer, Old Mutual delivered food parcels to the value of N$136,689 that will benefit 230 households in the Oshikoto region.
The handover took place at the Office of the Governor in Omuthiya, marking Old Mutual’s support to the 10th region in the country as part of its COVID-19 Food Outreach.
In March this year, Old Mutual made a commitment of N$5 million towards COVID-19 prevention efforts of which N$1 million was set aside for food supplies to benefit affected vulnerable individuals and communities across all the 14 regions in our country.
The office of the Governor and the Oshikoto Regional Council have identified individuals in all eleven constituencies of the region that are in dire need of basic food items to benefit from this donation. This brings the total value of Old Mutual’s Food Outreach nationally to N$1,310,670, supporting over 2622 individuals in 10 regions to date.
During the handover, Old Mutual Northern Region Sales Manager, Ruben Nikanor stated that “as a responsible and caring business that has been serving Namibians for the past 100 years, Old Mutual will continue to fulfil its commitment as a certain friend in uncertain times”.
He noted that the Oshikoto region is well known for agricultural activities in the northern part and cattle farming and mining in the southern part, but like other regions, many people are suffering due to poverty, increasing unemployment and other social challenges.
Nikanor further extended his appreciation to the Governor’s Office and the Regional Council who have played an important role in identifying nutritionally balanced food parcels and handling the storage and distributing process responsibly.
Also in attendance at the handover event was Hon. Penda Ya Ndakolo, Governor of Oshikoto region, who extended a word of gratitude to Old Mutual on behalf of the people of the region.
Old Mutual is anticipating to conclude the roll-out plan in the remaining 4 regions within the next two weeks.
From left to right: Penda Ya Ndakolo, Governor of Oshikoto region; Ruben Nikanor, Old Mutual Northern Region Sales Manager.