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The Old Mutual Foundation has donated N$90,000 worth of items to assist flood victims in the Oshana and Ohangwena regions.

The items include water tanks, food parcels, toiletries, and water purification tablets.

The items are to be distributed to eight relocation centers in Ohangwena, where close to 400 flood victims are housed.

Other flood victims to benefit are in the Oshana Region, accommodated at the Ehenye Relocation Center.

About 250 people from 46 households in the Ohangwena Region are currently affected.

The insurance company's donation comes in response to a call by Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila, who urged stakeholders to offer a helping hand, said Mignon Du Preez, Old Mutual's Executive for Marketing, Public Affairs, and Sustainability.

"We, as the Old Mutual Foundation, believe that in the absence of strategies, we, as a nation, can work together to equip the affected communities, as many remain dependent on internal relief for the provision of their basic needs."

The donations were received by Ohangwena and Oshana Regional Governors Walde Ndevashiya and Elia Irimari, respectively.

"We are here gratified and grateful to Old Mutual Namibia for the gesture of deciding to send these relief materials to our region in response to what you have seen on social media about what we are going through as a region affected by the flood, which has also affected the lives of our people."

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Tonateni Haimbodi