Namibia: Letshego Namibia Joins War Against COVID-19 - Handsover Donation to Office of the Prime Minister

Letshego Namibia has granted relief to its customers by offering payment holidays and provide relief during current economic challenges caused as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Letshego Group has committed more than N$4million in direct financial support to regional government relief funds and non-profit organisations across its 11- market footprint in sub Saharan Africa.

Last week, Letshego Namibia CEO Ester Kali officially handed over a donation of N$700,000 from its national N$1.1 million donation, to the Office of the Prime Minister.

Kali thanked the government for its pro-activeness, "Indeed, this pandemic caught us all off guard but with the pro-active measures taken by government, directly led through the office of the Prime Minister, we can feel safe and confident that the government continues to do the most for the safety of its citizens."

Prime Minister, Right Honorable Dr. Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila received the donation with open arms and applauded Letshego for its donation.

"I greatly welcome all the support from various institutions represented . It is up to us to work together as Namibians and make sure that the lives of all people are protected and that our country maintains the ability to deal with the impact of the virus," she added.

In line with social distancing practices and prioritising the health and wellbeing of its staff and customers, Letshego Namibia continues to abide by health directives issued by the Ministry of Health. With the recent escalation in COVID-19 infections, Letshego Namibia has donated the remaining N$400,000 to the Erongo region.

"With the remaining N$400,000.00 we are supporting schools and members of the community in the Erongo Region. We are sure that through digitised support, internet access, food, clothing and municipal assistance this can ease the daily burdens of close to 100 households," Kali added.

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