CORRECTION: Land-a-Dollar campaign’s drum project ending

08 Feb 2017 14:50pm
Corrects intro to reflect that only drum project is ending. Adds info to last para.

WINDHOEK, 08 FEB (NAMPA) – The drum project of the ‘Land-a-Dollar’ campaign will officially end in three weeks.
Speaking to Nampa on Tuesday, Land-a-Dollar campaign administrator, Emileeza Ludeke said the collection of drums and counting of money dropped into such drums started in mid-October 2016 countrywide and will be concluded at the end of February.
“We are collecting the drums and taking it to Namibia Post Limited (NamPost) offices, where the counting process is taking place in the presence of Namibian Police Force officers and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) auditors,” she said.
The Land-a-Dollar campaign was launched in August 2015 to help raise money for the Mass Urban Land Servicing Programme, which aims to service 200 000 erven around the country.
More than 400 200-litre drums were placed at various locations in 15 towns for the collection of money from members of the public.
The campaign is the brainchild of the University of Namibia (UNAM) Student Representative Council.
Ludeke said the money is counted and immediately deposited into the Land-a-Dollar campaign’s NamPost savings account.
The money will be handed over to the Office of the President once PWC auditors are satisfied with the administration and management of the drum collection and counting of money.
Ludeke said they will announce how much money was collected during a media briefing before it is handed over.
Other initiatives under the Land-a-Dollar campaign will continue, including donations via a text message line which charged N.dollars 3 per text, money transfer mobile application, public dialogues and gala dinners.
(NAMPA)
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