The Shack Dwellers Federation from Katjinakatji and Murarani received a donation of zinc (roofing materials) to the value of N$50 000 at a handover ceremony held at the Mankumpi Constituency Office.
The handover took place on 13 September 2022, under the theme “Provision of housing to the needy is a shared responsibility”.
The two shack dwellers associations of Katjinakatji and Mururani were established in 2021 to save money to construct brick houses for ten beneficiaries. Similarly, the beneficiaries also identified needy persons who could not contribute to the federation to benefit from housing assistance.
Telecom Namibia Head of Corporate Communications and Public Relations, Nomvula Kambinda, said as a responsible corporate citizen, Telecom Namibia is cognizant of the fact that the Government cannot meet the needs of all citizens alone. She added that the organisation understands its role in society and thus decided to provide much-needed assistance to the communities of Katjinakatji and Murarani.
“Telecom Namibia is aware of the plight of the destitute and needy members of our society and understands that access to affordable housing/shelter is a basic human right, not a privilege. Adequate housing is essential to one’s sense of dignity, safety, inclusion, and ability to contribute to the fabric of our neighbourhoods and societies. We hope this donation brings relief and makes a difference in the lives of the Katjinakatji and Murarani communities. It warms our hearts to know that we can make a difference in the lives of our fellow citizens. Similarly, we hope our contribution inspires other businesses to come onboard by donating to various vulnerable communities across the country,” Kambinda said.
Hon. Lukas Sinimbo Muha, Regional Councillor at the Mankumpi Constituency in the Kavango West Region, thanked Telecom Namibia for the donation and assured the organisation that this donation would be put to good use by ensuring that the inhabitants of these communities receive the much-needed shelter.
Telecom Namibia remains committed to the social and economic growth and development of the people of Namibia. Telecom assures its stakeholders and the Namibian community that Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is integral to the company’s corporate culture.
“By carrying out our corporate and social responsibilities, we strive to build and foster harmonious relationships and provide benefits to the communities in which we operate,” Kambinda said.