Tjongarero lauds Nedbank

30 Jan 2017 08:00am
WINDHOEK, 30 JAN (NAMPA) – Deputy Minister of Sport, Youth and National Service, Agnes Tjongarero on Saturday lauded Nedbank for its commitment in supporting sports in Namibia.
Speaking to Nampa on the sidelines of the second round Windhoek Pedal Power (WPP) Road Cycle Series on Sunday, the deputy minister said she was impressed with the diversity of competitors at the event as it was a true reflection of the ‘Namibian House’.
Tjongarero was impressed by the younger riders.
“I am also impressed that there are women, men, children, adults, blacks, whites, coloureds, girls and boys; this means a lot to us a nation.”
She said Nedbank’s initiative is a good example of the Public Private Partnership that Government is encouraging, adding that sport federations must improve their development programmes to prepare competitors for tougher competitions when they grow older.
Tjongarero called on other corporate companies to follow Nedbank’s example and invest in sports to assist Namibians in achieving their dreams.
She said sponsors are helping the nation by supporting sports as Government cannot manage on its own.
“We therefore appreciate efforts by companies supporting sports.”
Team Kia cyclist Drikus Coetzee on Sunday won the second race of the 2017 Nedbank-sponosred WPP Road Cycle Series.
The race took place along the Brakwater service road near Karen Park, after the Elisenheim bridge turn-off.
The series consists of six races held throughout the year, the first of which took place on 22 January.