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Kabeljou Social Club helps Walvis community

2023-10-04  Max Heinrich

Kabeljou Social Club helps Walvis community

With the coastal town of Walvis Bay suffering from shack fires, Kabeljou Social Club has taken it upon itself to assist those whose homes have burnt down.

Pele Mwatunga, the chairperson of the Walvis Bay Kabeljou social club, said it is saddening that on a daily basis, various ghettos burn at the coastal town.

“The regular occurrences of fires at the various ghettos is a very disturbing matter and we thus decided to assist our fellow brothers and sisters. We have decided to raise funds and assist in buying the victims food parcels that will last two to three days, clothing, and other necessities,” said Mwatunga.

Walvis Bay social club, which was established in 2000, has over 200 members and aims to lend a helping hand to destitute communities in Walvis Bay.

The social club hosted a fundraising gala dinner over the weekend at Omaalala village.

During the gala dinner, members of the social club pledged N$24 000, and another N$1 900 was auctioned from various vintage pictures of Walvis Bay to assist the needy members of the community.

Mwatunga said the club has future plans to cater to the disadvantaged members in the northern four regions.

“We are in the process of acquiring a piece of land to start ploughing and cultivating. The plans we have for the upcoming future are big plans,” said Mwatunga.

The social club’s information technician Setson Nghiduuka, highlighted that the members of the community want to give back to society. “We want to give back to the community, we have plans of giving back to schools and visiting orphanages. We have plans of doing the first crayfish festival in the north and raise more funds to plough back to the community,” said Nghiduuka.

Former member of Parliament Ben Amadhila, who was in attendance, applauded people from Walvis Bay for the major role the town played in the liberation struggle of the country.

Amadhila pointed out names of prominent people such as the founding father of the Namibian nation Sam Nujoma, the late Dimo Hamaambo, and Mburumba Kerina for being part of the liberation struggle and for being part of Swapo.

According to Amadhila, Walvis Bay has grown over the years. 

“It is very important you understand the place you are coming from, so nobody can tell you the story of your town and the role it has played in the independence of Namibia,” said Amadhila.

2023-10-04  Max Heinrich

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