18 Jan 2016 14:02pm
OPUWO, 18 JAN (NAMPA) The Ohorongo Cement company on Friday handed over various medical equipment to the Opuwo State Hospital.
Among the donated items are wheelchairs, walking frames, mobile drip stands and baby changing mats.
According to the general administration manager of Ohorongo cement Rudolf Coetzee, the donation is worth about N.dollars 320 000.
Speaking at the handover, Deputy Minister of Health and Social Services, Juliet Kavetuna said: The equipment should not collect dust in the storeroom but should be distributed to the needy.
She expects the staff to report on how many people have benefitted from the donation in the next two months.
Urging businesses in the region to imitate such generosity, Governor of the Kunene Region, Angelika Muharukua reminded the audience that a few months ago Ohorongo Cement donated cement for the completion of Built Together houses in Opuwo.
She, however, expressed her disappointment in the poor attendance of the public at the handover, particularly traditional leaders.
People dont attend events and then accuse the government of not delivering, a disappointed Muharukua said.
The donated items were handed over by Coetzee.
He said the Ohorongo Otavi Community Trust (OOCT) has initiated various projects in Namibia that include the renovation of the Otavi Clinic; donation of an ambulance to the Otavi Town Council; donation of medical equipment to the Onandjokwe Lutheran Hospital; and the exchange of medical professionals.
From humble beginnings to date, the total amount already invested in corporate investment projects is in excess of N.dollars 10 million, Coetzee said.
Founded in 2007, Ohorongo Cement is the only cement factory in Namibia and is located on a farm outside Otavi in the Otjozondjupa Region.