Donations pour in for Twaloloka residents

Donations pour in for Twaloloka residents

Donations to residents of Twaloloka in Walvis Bay, whose shacks were gutted by fire earlier this week, continue to pour in from across Namibia.
Donations of varying kind, were handed to those affected, from citizens who took their plight to heart.
Erongo Governor Neville Andre accepted the donations on behalf of the residents of Twaloloka, to avoid unfair distribution and politicisation of the charity efforts.
He also renamed the Twaloloka location, which translate to 'we are tired', to Otweya which means 'we are coming'.
Namibia Breweries donated 450 tents, valued at around N$1,1 million, for accommodation and to protect the vulnerable community from the ever changing weather of Walvis Bay.
Erongo Red is offering free electricity to the plot where the community has been relocated to, while various private individuals and companies donated food, clothing and bedding to ease their condition.
The Governor said "I also wish to express my gratitude to those who have assisted in making it possible that our people have a place to sleep, have mattresses to sleep on have blankets to cover themselves".
Walvis Bay Mayor, Alderman Immanuel Wilfried said, "on behalf of the community and municipal council of Walvis Bay I, therefore, convey our sincere appreciation to all those who have opened their hearts and wallets to everyone who is going through hard times."