Political stability at Arandis drawcard for investors

13 Feb 2014 15:40pm
ARANDIS, 13 FEB (NAMPA) - The political stability in the Arandis Town Council and the town as a whole are some of the most important factors which could be used to lure investors to this mining town.
Arandis mayor Daniel Utapi Muhuura said on Thursday that investors are welcome to tap into natural resources here such as uranium and develop the town as the political environment here is stable, making it a conducive environment for businesses to be run successfully.
“Our wish is to make sure that investors’ confidence is restored so that we can achieve our key strategic plan of industrialisation,” he remarked while speaking at the handing-over of steel refuse drums to the town council.
Arandis is located some 60 kilometres east of Swakopmund.
“In the past nine years I have been here, we have created a stable political environment which opened doors for investments.
Vision 2030 should not only be achieved by bigger towns like Windhoek, but should start at grassroots’ level, where we are,” Muhuura noted.
The company which donated the drums, Yellow Drum Manufacturing (YDM), is based in Arandis.
One-hundred steel drums with a 1 000-litre capacity each were donated to the council to be placed around the town to ensure cleanliness.
The drums will replace about 30 smaller bins which are currently being used in some Arandis streets, but which are not sufficient.
The drums will be installed within 30 days, and residents and visitors were encouraged to make use of them to make sure the town stays clean.
Speaking at the event, YDM Managing Director Nicolaas Mostert said the donation forms part of the company’s social responsibility towards the people of Arandis.
“It is our town, and we want to invest here. Furthermore, as a company we need to reach out to the council and community to say these are the opportunities we offer for doing business with us,” he stated.
Mostert promised that this donation will not be the last one, as they will continue to give back to the community in which they do business.
“I would like to advise my fellow business owners in this region (Erongo) and Namibia to work together and add value to our local products so that we are able to compete with international markets,” he added.