It is my distinct honour to be present here this morning to officiate at thie historic occasion of the launch of the Food Bank proramme in the Kavango East Region, on behalf of the Hon. Minister of Poverty Eradication and Social Welfare, Hon. Bishop (emeritus) Dr. Zephania Kameeta
Hunger is the lowest level of poverty, it is only logical that His Excellency the President, in the Harambee Prosperity Plan, tasked the Ministry of Poverty Eradication and Social Welfare together with other key Government Offices/Agencies/Ministries (OMAs) to address hunger poverty.
Household food insecurity is one of the major underlying causes of malnutrition, a situation that has led the World Health Organization (WHO) to consider household food and nutrition security as a basic human right. Addressing poverty hunger in Namibia, therefore speaks to the basic building blocks of a caring nation.
Today marks yet another milestone in the quest to ensure that no Namibian goes to bed hungry or dies from hunger; with the launch of food distribution, as part of one of Government’s programmes aimed at addressing hunger poverty.