Telecom Namibia has donated more than US$5,500 to flood victims in the north of the country. In addition to financial donation, the company also gave seven Switch handsets with N$750 worth of airtime each, for use by those coordinating the relief efforts.
The financial assistance has been channeled through the National Disaster Relief Fund under the oversight of the Office of the Namibia’s Deputy Prime Minister, Dr Libertine Amathila. The agency has been coordinating the distribution of relief supplies to victims since floods hit the country in early March.
The disaster has resulted in the deaths of at least 92 people, caused massive damage to land and property, and displaced thousands of people.
The company’s senior manager for corporate communications and public relations, Oiva Angula, said that Telecom Namibia was pleased to be able to assist in relief efforts.
“Care is one of our values and we hope our donation will help the many Namibians who are displaced by the floods in the north,” Mr Angula said.
“Remember, we are also victims of floods,” he said in reference to damage caused by the floods to the company’s underground cable infrastructure.
Telecom Namiba staff at their Walvis Bay offices also donated food to flood victims earlier this month.