Parcels for Namibian students to arrive in Cuba on 24 September

Parcels for Namibian students to arrive in Cuba on 24 September

The Ministry of Health and Social Services confirmed that the parcels prepared by relatives and friends of Namibian students currently studying in Cuba will leave from Namibia to Havana, through Johannesburg on 18 September.
This follows a failed first attempt to deliver the parcels at the beginning of August.
The purchase order to the cargo operator was issued to the service provider on 9 September, therefore, the cargo, according to the service provider, is scheduled to arrive in Cuba on 24 September.
The main challenge in executing the delivery of the cargo to Havana has been the non-availability of flights due to the suspension of commercial flights and closure of airspaces by several governments around the globe.
Moreover, demand for international cargo services has outstripped supply due to increased demand to deliver COVID-19 related supplies around the world.
Health Ministry has awarded scholarships to many students currently studying in different countries around the world and emphasised their commitment to ensuring their well-being.