12 May 2014 17:10pm
WINDHOEK, 12 MAY (NAMPA) The China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) Limited (Ltd) on Monday handed over N. dollars 100 000 to the Hage Geingob Secondary School in the capital to assist with the development of that school.
The donation was handed over by CHEC chairperson Mo Wenhe to the acting principal and chairperson of that schools Board, Joe Sasa and Michael Tabba Iita, respectively in the presence of Prime Minister Hage Geingob after whom the school was named.
Iita said during the event which took place at Geingob's office the money will supplement their schools development fund to subsequently develop their infrastructure and other necessities, such as acquiring computers which are in demand and a school bus.
This money came at the right time as we need it, he said.
Iita boasted that the school is one of the top performing schools in the Khomas Region, having been rated fifth in the Grade 10 and ninth in the Grade 12 national examinations last year.
Our learners have been performing very well, and some are now studying in various fields at various universities in and outside the country. A lot of them are pursuing studies in engineering, geology and medicine, he stressed.
The school currently has 131 learners and 36 teachers.
Mo was accompanied by other CHEC officials who came to Namibia to attend the commissioning of the commencement of operations at the new Husab Uranium Mine, situated 22 kilometres south of Arandis in the Erongo Region.
The commissioning took place on Thursday last week. The project makes Namibia one of the biggest uranium-producing countries in the world, and is rated as the second-largest uranium mine in the world.
CHEC will also assist the Namibian Port Authority (NamPort) to refurbish the harbour at Walvis Bay.
CHEC was founded in 1980, and is a subsidiary of the China Communications Construction Company Ltd, one of the Global Fortune 500 companies.
CHEC is a leading provider of full services in Engineering-Procurement-Construction (EPC), Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT), and Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) for both public and private sectors.
It has more than 60 overseas branch offices or subsidiaries serving clients in over 80 countries around the world. (NAMPA)