Sam Nujoma Foundation receives fish from Erongo Marine

06 Jul 2017 17:00pm
WALVIS BAY, 06 JUL (NAMPA) – Erongo Marine Enterprises on Thursday delivered on their promise to donate canned fish worth N.dollars 100 000 to the Sam Nujoma Foundation.
The pledge was made together with a N.dollars 250 000 cash donation at Founding President, Sam Nujoma’s 87th birthday celebrations at the Etunda Trust Farm in May.
The cash will be used for the completion of a clinic and primary school at Etunda Farm.
Nujoma at the time said he identified the Children Life Centre in Katutura, Ada Mao /Hao Senior and Ausens Kindergarten in Otjozondjupa Region as well as the Omangete Primary School in Kunene Region as beneficiaries of the fish donation.
Managing Director at Erongo Marine, Martha Uumati said the fish donation is part of their corporate social responsibility towards those who cannot afford to buy food.
“Not all of us are privileged to have a proper meal every day. It is for this reason that our company donated to the vulnerable members of our communities,” Uumati said.
On the same day, Erongo Marine also presented a cheque of N.dollars 135 000 to 21-year old Simon Petrus from the Ohangwena Region to pay for his three-year Diploma in Electronics at the Windhoek Vocational Training Centre.
Petrus, who is still improving his Grade 12 results, invented a mobile phone which operates without a sim card.
Nujoma said when he read Petrus’s story in the local newspaper last year, he was touched and approached Erongo Marine to pay for his studies.
“He appears to be hailing from a poor family background but he is a gifted young man who needs full support.”
Petrus promised to study hard and not disappoint adding that this is just the beginning, because when he goes to school he will learn more about technology.
“What I have now is natural talent but it will be advanced by education, which will help me invent more technological devices for my country,” said a shy looking Petrus.