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Swakop Uranium and NIMT sign MoU

fltr – Hendrik Koekemoer (NIMT Principal: Artisan Training), Winnie Mukupuki (Swakop Uranium Sustainability and CSI Assistant Manager) Heimo Hellwig (NIMT Deputy Director), Dr Peng Xinjian (Swakop Uranium Senior Vice President Corporate Affairs), Arandis Mayor Daniel Muhuura, Eckart Mueller (NIMT Executive Director), Percy McCallum (Swakop Uranium, Vice President HR, Business Support), Mark Templin (NIMT Manager Finance) and Ralph Bussel (NIMT Principal Engineering Trade) during the handover of the N$200,000.

Swakop Uranium signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Namibian Institute of Mining and Technology (NIMT) on Tuesday.

At the event, Swakop Uranium Vice President: HR, Business Support, Percy McCallum said: “Swakop Uranium is committed to the attainment of Vision 2030 and NDP4, specifically the development of skills for the mining industry and the country and to create a better future for all stakeholders.”
“Once the Mine is operational, Swakop Uranium will employ about 1200 permanent employees at the Mine, and this means a massive economic injection in the Erongo Region.”
McCallum said NIMT has consistently yielded good results and supply various industries, especially the mining sector with skilled and highly sought after artisan skills. “We commend Mr Ekchart Mueller and his team for maintaining a culture of excellence and quality of the Artisans.”
Swakop Uranium handed over N$200,000 to NIMT at the same occasion to acquire equipment for the educational upliftment of the Institute, thus fostering a culture of human capital improvement.
Signing the MOU on behalf of NIMT and accepting the donation, NIMT’s Executive Director Eckart Mueller said the Husab Uranium Mine and NIMT joined forces to ensure that one of the world’s largest uranium mines will always have enough skilled employees, and to strengthen each other in the strive to socially uplift the country’s people.
Mueller said, “I am convinced that our co-operation and support of each other will be strengthened over the years to come and that we will, together, succeed in educating and developing/training thousands of young, and maybe not so young, Namibians, which in the long run is to the benefit of our people and through them, our country.”
“NIMT always has been a true friend and partner of our country’s industry as such and especially of our mining fraternity,” Mueller added.
“By doing this you are providing job opportunities to thousands of Namibian citizens and job-attachment positions to a large number of Namibian trainees.” Mueller said the donation will be spread among the three campuses: NMIT Engineering Trades (NET) in Arandis, NIMT Northern Campus (NNC) in Tsumeb and NIMT Southern Campus (NSC) in Keetmanshoop and specifically on tools and equipment for the trades Swakop Uranium needs mostly.

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