NAMIBIA, July 4, 2016.— The President of the Republic of Namibia, Dr. Hage Geingob inaugurated the Namibia Food Bank, one of the most important social programs in the history of this country, which is seeking to create a hunger-free society.
The project guarantees monthly food assistance to those most in need. Participating in the launch was first Cuban Ambassador to the Africa nation, Angel Dalmau Fernández who has been serving as an advisor to the implementation process of the Ministry of Social Well-Being and Eradication of Poverty’s Food Bank.
During its initial phase the program will benefit almost 6,000 families and a total of 27,500 citizens from the first of the seven most impoverished municipalities across the capital, and will gradually be implemented around the rest of the country. The food basket contains corn flour, meat, canned fish, oil and sugar among other products.
The program also provides training for community activists, who will be responsible for identifying beneficiaries of the Food Bank and ensuring the project is correctly implemented.
Speaking at the inauguration President Geingob highlighted Cuba’s organizational contribution to the project, thanking the island’s people and government for their support following Geingob’s request to President Raúl Castro to expand cooperation ties, made during his visit to the island in September, 2015.
The inauguration was held in the Fidel Castro Ruz Elementary School attended by 1,200 students, in the poor neighborhood of Katutura.
(CubaMinrex/ EmbaCuba Namibia)