Ombaye Fishing helps visually impaired

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WINDHOEK – A local company, Ombaye Fishing Pty Ltd, came to the rescue of the Namibian Federation of the Visually Impaired (NFVI), which was struggling to pay tax on equipment purchased in South Africa.

The federation bought white canes, which were meant to be distributed during a visually impaired event at Outapi last week, but the canes were held up by the Ministry of Finance’s Customs and Excise for non-payment of tax amounting to N$10 682.93.

This week, Ombaye Fishing presented the federation with a cheque of N$11 000. “We have heard your cry for the equipment that you bought from South Africa, we came to assist you,” Libolly Haufiku, the Executive Chairman of the Ombaye Fishing said at the official handover yesterday.

NFVI, Daniel Trum, during the event at Outapi, appealed on national television to Good Samaritans to assist the federation by paying off the tax.
“We appreciate it. We thank them for coming on board to support us. It feels good to know that there are companies ready to assist where they can,” Trum told New Era when asked how he feels about the donation.

The NFVI was established in 1992 with the support of the Finnish Federation of the Visually Impaired through their Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The aim was to provide rehabilitation services to people with visual impairments.