Kuisebmond shack fire survivors receive donations from well-wishers

Medeline /Gases
Staff reporter

Three families who were left displaced after a fire ripped through their shacks in Kuisebmond recently received relief parcels.

The office of the mayor of Walvis Bay, in collaboration with Miss Namibia, Tunacor and the Namibian Red Cross, donated parcels containing sanitary pads, toiletries, baby nappies, maize meal, flour, sugar, pasta, cooking oil, fish and mattresses to the families.

Mayor Trevino Forbes said the municipality would assist residents affected by shack fires to the best of its ability.

He also used the opportunity to educate residents about the importance of wearing a mask and practising social distancing amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

Forbes said the fire brigade would clear the land where the shacks were, so that people can be resettled in accordance with the Covid-19 regulations.

The mayor was accompanied by Miss Namibia, Chelsi Shikongo, and Walvis Bay fire chief Efraim Kathindi.