Prisoners help feed railway workers

Prisoners help feed railway workers

THE Ministry of Prisons and Correctional Services has donated food and money totalling N$181 744 to the Tsumeb-Oshikango Railway Project.

The donation was handed over to the Minister of Works, Transport and Communication, Moses Amweelo, by Prisons Minister Andimba Toivo ya Toivo at Ondangwa on Friday. Minister Ya Toivo said the donation included 200 pork carcasses from the Oluno Prison Rehabilitation Centre, two head of cattle from Farm Scot, 30 bags of maize meal, three tonnes of fresh vegetables and 600 loaves of bread from the Divundu Rehabilitation Centre and N$28 024,37 in cash from voluntary contributions by Prisons and Correctional Services officials.He said the cash donation was to cover the daily needs of members of the National Youth Service scheme who are working on the railway project.”The clarion call by President Sam Nujoma for a national contribution towards the speedy emancipation of Namibia and her people motivated us to specifically fast-track the completion of the Northern Railway Extension Project,” Ya Toivo added.He said his Ministry found the Northern Extension Project very relevant to development and something that would lead to increased job opportunities as well as increase the country’s revenue base.Works Minister Amweelo thanked Ya Toivo and his Ministry and promised that the valuable donation would be used for the purpose for which it was intended.The Managing Director of MTC, Bengt Strenge, and his team joined Prisons staff in working on the Project at the weekend.MTC also donated N$10 000.Minister Ya Toivo said the donation included 200 pork carcasses from the Oluno Prison Rehabilitation Centre, two head of cattle from Farm Scot, 30 bags of maize meal, three tonnes of fresh vegetables and 600 loaves of bread from the Divundu Rehabilitation Centre and N$28 024,37 in cash from voluntary contributions by Prisons and Correctional Services officials. He said the cash donation was to cover the daily needs of members of the National Youth Service scheme who are working on the railway project. “The clarion call by President Sam Nujoma for a national contribution towards the speedy emancipation of Namibia and her people motivated us to specifically fast-track the completion of the Northern Railway Extension Project,” Ya Toivo added. He said his Ministry found the Northern Extension Project very relevant to development and something that would lead to increased job opportunities as well as increase the country’s revenue base. Works Minister Amweelo thanked Ya Toivo and his Ministry and promised that the valuable donation would be used for the purpose for which it was intended. The Managing Director of MTC, Bengt Strenge, and his team joined Prisons staff in working on the Project at the weekend. MTC also donated N$10 000.

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