GBV at centre of MTC knockout project: Amupanda

24 Sep 2019 14:50pm
WINDHOEK, 24 SEP (NAMPA) – Gender-based violence (GBV) should continue to remain at the centre of the MTC Knockout Project beyond the personalities involved and the corporates who back them, political activist Job Amupanda has said.
The MTC Knockout Project will see some of Namibia’s top entertainers and prominent personalities trading leather to fight GBV on 12 October 2019.
Speaking during a pledge of N.dollars 50 000 by the National Special Risks Insurance Association (NASRIA) towards Amupanda on Wednesday, the activist said the reason for this fight is because there is an illness in the country and all citizens should carry a responsibility to address it.
“We have to admit, Namibia is not well and we have to take responsibility so we all make a contribution to the cause,” he said.
He highlighted that the conversation around GBV is prominent due to the knockout project and the personalities who have committed to the symbolic boxing event, thus it can already be deemed a success.
“The fact that Johnny Johnson Doeseb (JJD) is now associated with this conversation and because we are taking personal risk because we believe in this cause means this conversation is happening and it is already a success even if I do not show up,” he said.
Amupanda will take on JJD on 12 October at the Windhoek Country Club Resort.
Through this project, MTC aims to raise more than N.dollars 1.5 million which will be handed over to civil society organisations who are familiar with the cause. Corporates are encouraged to pledge N.dollars 50 000 on each participant and tickets to the event will be sold.
Other personalities taking part include musicians like D-Naff, Sunny Boy, Tate Buti, Mappz Kapofi, Jossy Joss and KP Illest; Michael Vermeulen and Sam Shivute; media personalities DJ Cheeze, Mufaro Nengomashe, Theo Ishuna, Paul Da Prince and Max T.