HAMWEYI - Lishaka Ncani and her family from Hamweyi village in Kavango West received a two-bedroom shack house from Kweseka Fishing.
She previously lived with her two children in thatch huts.
Kweseka Fishing (Pty) Ltd from the Kavango East region applied for fishing rights in 2018, and was one of the lucky companies to be awarded such rights. They identified specific areas of financial support in terms of their social responsibility to meet government halfway by assisting the needy, and identified Ncani at Hamweyi village.
“Today, we have honoured our commitment to assisting in the Kavango West region. We are here to witness the handover of a corrugated zinc house for our identified San community member,” said pastor Johannes Ngondo from Kweseka Fishing.
The whole village also felt empowered.
“I heard about your company when you started building, and I was waiting for this day, and I’m happy to see the handover. This is a good example, and I hope many companies doing business would emulate to give to the needy,” said village headman Reinold Mangundu.
Joseph Likoro from the Ncuncuni constituency office applauded the company for helping government in taking care of the less fortunate, the disabled and the marginalised in society.
“It is just that 0.4% of fishing quotas were awarded to Kavango West and 0.6 % to Kavango East. If the fisheries ministry could have given more fishing rights to people from these two regions, we would have more companies giving back to our communities, and the poverty status could change,” Likoro said.
On her part, Ncani thanked the company for making her dream come true.
“I am so excited, and have no words to express how I feel. But I thank God who brought Kweseka Fishing into my life. Thanks for my house,” she beamed.