Hardap SMEs receive donations from Namsov Trust

20 Jun 2017 12:10pm
REHOBOTH, 20 JUN (NAMPA) – Hardap Governor Esme Isaack on Friday handed over equipment and stationery worth N.dollars 287 439 to beneficiaries in the region.
The money for the equipment came from Namsov Community Trust, which holds a 10 per cent share in Namsov Fishing Enterprises.
In 2015, the trust pledged an annual donation of N.dollars 500 000 for each of the 14 regions for a period of three years.
Amongst the items handed over on Friday were compressors, educational materials and building supplies.
Isaack said the funding could not have come at a better time as many people face economic challenges.
She said the current pressing global and national economic situation calls for public and private sector intervention to address the challenges people face.
“The development and empowerment of our citizenry is not only Government’s business, it is our collective business as one big family in the Namibian house and in the spirit of Harambee,” she said.
Isaack called on leaders at all levels to inform and educate people regarding empowerment and development intervention initiatives.
“The electorate expects from us to deliver and as this year is designated as the 'Year of Rededication', we must double our efforts to deliver,” she said.
One of the beneficiaries, a teacher at Shining Star Edu-Care Centre, Brumilda van der Westhuizen said education plays a pivotal role in raising children to become leaders.
“Our centre’s obligation is to fulfil that task of grooming future leaders. We are thrilled with the beautiful donations and I thank our governor and Namsov for this great gesture,” Van der Westhuizen said.
The other beneficiaries include Diamond Mesh Youth Organisation, I.B.A. Panel Beating and Spray Painting, Rooiduin School, Ice Manufacturing, Iron Man Construction and Nohmuba Poultry.