Companies donate towards drought relief

12 Aug 2015 14:50pm
WINDHOEK, 12 AUG (NAMPA) – State-owned corporation, NamibRe and Namib Mills, on Monday donated 967 bags of maize meal and 120 blankets worth N.dollars 60 000 to the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister towards drought relief programmes.
NamibRe has the mandate to provide reinsurance services and to minimise the placement of insurance and reinsurance business outside the borders of Namibia
At the same occasion, Rio Fishing Company, Dorros Fishing Company and Starlite Fishing Company at Arandis (trading as RDS Fishery) also donated 250 boxes of dry fish worth N.dollars 100 000.
These contributions were made as part of the organisations’ social corporate responsibility.
Namibre said it has a responsibility towards improving the livelihoods of vulnerable Namibians.
“As a State-owned enterprise, NamibRe, sees its role as integral to that of the government in nation building and alleviating poverty, and as such, NamibRe recommits its support to rendering assistance (monetary or otherwise) to the government whenever required,” said the NamibRe chairperson of the board of directors, Ismael Gei-Khoibeb.
Receiving the donations, Deputy Prime Minister Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah said the office of the Prime Minister will make sure that the donations will be distributed to the communities in the affected regions and with no delays.
Close to 418 000 people affected by drought in Namibia, especially in the drought-prone Kunene region, have started receiving government assistance since May 2015