The Namibia Red Cross Society (NRCS) yesterday announced that it will deploy 200 volunteers tomorrow to provide first aid in eight regions, including Khomas, Oshana and Zambezi.
Rosemary Nalisa, the national manager for humanitarian diplomacy, said the other regions where the volunteers would be deployed are Kunene, Omusati, Ohangwena, Oshikoto, Kavango East and Kavango West.
The first aiders will offer humanitarian services to members of the public, such as supplying drinking water to prevent dehydration, headache tablets and attending to those who might need medical attention while queuing at the polling stations. Priority will be given to the elderly and disabled voters.
“The NRCS will also be having mobile teams in some of the regions, which will be moving between various polling stations,” Nalisa further said.
Regions, such as Omusati, Khomas, Ohangwena, Kunene and Zambezi will have three first aid posts each, Kavango West and Oshikoto will have two, while Kavango East will have only one.
The selection of post sites was based on the expected turnout of voters in different areas on polling day and the availability of Red Cross volunteers in those areas.