MTC's Chief Human Capital and Corporate Affairs Officer Tim Ekandjo launched a soup kitchen that will feed 32000 in the Havana Settlement on the outskirts of Windhoek yesterday. The soup kitchen will be open twice a week over a 4 month period.
Tim who is the initiator of the soup kitchen expressed his excitement of finally putting the project on ground saying they cannot save the world with such initiatives but that they can make a difference one day at a time and one person at a time. Minister of Poverty Eradication and Social Welfare, Zephania Kameeta, who officiated the event called the initiative by Tim a selflessness and unconditional dedication to the less privileged of the society.
“It is of no doubt that one can state that the significant positive strides have been made in alleviating poverty across different sectors, as evident in national statistics which I would not bore you with this afternoon” he said, adding that even 5% of poverty is still very high, quoting the president in hids state of the nation address. Kameeta further said the fight against poverty is multi-dimensional and calls for concerted efforts.
“This is now the time, fellow Namibians, where we rid ourselves of greed and instill the spirit of sharing and solidarity amongst us” he added. The soup kitchen was sponsored by Pick n Pay, who agreed to provide all the ingredients and bread, and Readibites who is responsible for all the meaty treats. The Winter Soup Kitchen will operate between 14h00 to 15h00 every Tuesday and Fridays from the 23rd June till 25 September.