Trustco donates to Kunene community

26 May 2016 16:40pm
OPUWO, 26 MAY (NAMPA) – Governor of the Kunene Region Angelika Muharukua says people living in Kunene do not benefit from the region’s resources.
Muharukua was speaking at the handing over of food consignments valued at N.dollars 100 000 by the Trustco Group, Northern Namibia Development Company (NNDC), and Morse Investments Proprietary Limited at Opuwo on Tuesday.
NNDC is a diamond mine and exploration entity located in the Kunene riverbed in northern Namibia, while Morse is a diamond processing and polishing factory located in Windhoek.
Muharukua said there are plenty of resources in the region and claimed that mainly those living outside Kunene benefit from it.
“We don’t get employment and we don’t have shares in these businesses but the region is ours,” she said.
Deputy Minister of Mines and Energy Kornelia Shilunga, in a speech delivered on her behalf at the event, said the donation could not have come at a better time as it complements Government’s efforts to eradicate hunger.
“Only through joint efforts such as this can we achieve more as a country,” Shilunga said.
Trustco’s Head of Public Relations and Corporate Social Responsibility Neville Basson said it was important for the company to give back to the community, especially in light of the drought situation which has affected many.