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PicknPay employs 74 locals in the north despite recession

By: Kelvin Chiringa

Amidst a tough economic crunch that has resulted in many losing jobs and some high end retail outlets closing shop, PicknPay, a subsidiary of the Ohlthaver & List (O&L) Group, has opened its latest addition to its stores in the North, creating 74 jobs.

 Officials at the grocery company said the Olunkono Mall store in Ondangwa brings the total PnP Namibia store chain in the country to 22.

“Cognizant of the tough economic climate that has had an impact and continues to impact everyone, I am confident that the opening of this store, marks a beacon of hope in the development of our beautiful country and particularly the Northern Region,” said PnP Namibia Managing Director, Norbert Wurm.

He said they will continuously challenge the past to improve the future.

Wurm added that even when faced with challenging situations or a tough economy they need to always look for new opportunities in pursuit of the O&L purpose of ‘Creating a future, enhancing life’.

“With that comes continued investment in people and in our business in general. Therefore it is with great enthusiasm and determination that we open this latest addition to the PnP family,” he said.

The Marketing Manager of PnP Namibia, Victoria Moller said that in order to make a difference in someone’s life “we don’t have to be brilliant, rich, beautiful or perfect, you just have to care”.

“We care about our people, and we care about our country and the future of all Namibians. We care enough to take the risk and to grow our family, but most of all, we care enough to create a future by taking lead of today’s opportunities,” she said.

For Windhoek shoppers, PnP Namibia recently also officially launched its online store which has, according to Moller seen tremendous growth in clientele and usage by local shoppers.

Kelvin Chiringa

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