Ohorongo Cement, one of Namibia’s first cement manufacturers, has donated 200 bags of cementto the Ministry of Home Affairs, Immigration, Safety and Security to improve the living conditions of officers deployed at the variousborder postsaround the country.
Following a request by the Ministry, the Managing Director of Ohorongo Cement Hans-Wilhelm Schütte handed over the donation to the Minister of Home Affairs, Immigration, Safety and Security,Dr. Albert Kawana last week.
Schütte said,”a safe nation is a prosperous nation to conduct business activities and live in as Namibians.”
He said the request was well received and urgently responded upon as the company’s token of appreciation and recognition of the valuable work the police officers do in ensuring a safe Namibia.
“We feel this is also a fulfilment of our obligation towards the Namibian nation as corporates in assisting our government in conducting some of these vital services such as ensuring a safe Namibia,”Schütte said, adding that the manufacturer remains open to meet the Namibian government halfway where and when they can do so.
In his acceptance remark, Minister Kawana expressed gratitude towards Ohorongo Cement for their gesture, as the manufacturer was the first corporate to respond to his call for assistance.
He said Ohorongo Cement demonstrated patriotism and support to the government of Namibia by their noble gesture and such mutual corporations and understandings breed success for the nation.
The donation will contribute to the construction project aimed at ensuring conducive living standards for the Namibian Police Officers deployed at the various border posts across the country.
Kawana assured Ohorongo Cement that the donation will be utilised positively for its intended purpose and will be accounted for in accordance with a transparent accounting processes.
The Minister further emphasised that some of the materials to construct proper living facilities such as cement are now in place and hence the construction process will speed up.
Major-General Elias Mutota of the Namibian Police who was also at the handover said the donation is an encouragement to the police officers in carrying out their job in the reduction of crime. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org