Bikers donate materials to Twaloloka

By Shallot Mohutege

A group of young people from Eenghoshi Bikers Club from Windhoek donated materials amounting to N$90 000 to Twaloloka informal settlement fire victims in Walvis Bay on Saturday.

The materials collected ranged from clothes, food, toiletries and mattresses which were packaged for dispatch and distribution to the Twaloloka community through the office of the Erongo Governor, Neville Andre.

Eenghoshi Bikers Club which comprises of 35 young people showed solidarity with the victims in the wake of a fire that destroyed an entire block of shacks that claimed the lives of two people last month, while more than 400 people were left without a roof over their heads at a time when the Covid-19 pandemic has the harbour town firmly in its grip.

Before the handing over of the materials, Eenghoshi Bikers Club paraded through the streets of Windhoek with motorbikes in order to raise awareness about the Twaloloka fire incident.

The donation was taken to Walvis Bay by a convoy of vehicles and trucks despite the town being under lockdown amid Covid-19 pandemic concern.

“Today is the end of the campaign we started with, as you can see here, we have two full trucks ready to dispatch. We were ready to escort them unfortunately we could not go all the way to Walvis Bay. If it was under normal circumstances we could have gone there, but because of Covid-19 we only went as far as Karibib,” said Eenghoshi Bikers Club president, Eddy Kadima. Kadima also said that the club’s goal is to create a platform where all young bikers in the country meet and ride for charity work.

Eenghoshi public relations officer, Charles Nell said the initiative is a true reflection of how Namibian people have joined hands to help the fire victims. 

“As bikers, the spirit of giving back to our communities strongly burns within us and to date we have participated in charity at both local and international levels.”