Each of the fourteen regions will duly receive a truckload of cement. The cement will be used at various project according to the discretion of the Regional Councils.
Councillor Martin David of the Moses //Garoeb Constituency said that they were overjoyed and excited when they heard Ohorongo Cement is donating 36 tons of cement to each of Namibia’s 14 regions as part of the 25th Independence Anniversary celebrations.”The Khomas Region will distribute the cement to the Shack Dwellers Federation of Namibia, The Construction Industry Federation of Namibia, SMEs, twenty schools in the Khomas Region and the Khomas Regional Council Maintenance Unit entrusted with taking care of government facilities in Windhoek,” he said.
Councillor David added that they tried to distribute this donation to ongoing projects to minimize the risk of expiry while in storage or beneficiaries reselling it. “ Identified beneficiaries thus proved that they have ongoing projects under their control,” he emphasised.
Martin Hattingh, Sales Manager, Ohorongo Cement, said that the cement which is valued at N$1 million is a contribution to the general development of Namibia and its people as a whole. He concluded by quoting Ohorongo’s Managing Director, Mrs Hans-Wilhelm Schütte, “We want to make a difference and support our Namibian government, leaving a lasting legacy for all Namibians.”
Mrs Elizabeth Amakali a member of the Shack Dwellers Federation of Namibia, said that the cement will be distributed to fifty member of the Shack Dwellers Federation, 34 bags for SMEs and the others to 20 schools. “I would like to assure you all that all the beneficiaries will make use of the donation in the best interest of the needy and to ensure that our objectives of owning affordable houses and reducing poverty are realised,” she said.
Governor Laura McLeod Katjirua of the Khomas Region said that Ohorongo Cement is a shining example of a good corporate citizen, a company that does not only care about returns but is also concerned about the well-being of the community in which it operates.