DBN entrepreneur gives back

Labour relations academic and MD of Namibia Industrial Group, Regto Ndemufayo David (centre-right) standing with International University of Management final year Business and HR students at the Labour Relations seminar hosted in Windhoek at Arebbusch Lodge last week. Photograph by Namibia Industrial Group.

The 2014 Development Bank of Namibia Business Innovation Award winning company, Namibia Industrial Group Holdings invited over 15 final year Business and Human Resource students to a two-day employers’ labour relations seminar hosted by its subsidiary company, Namibia Labour Consulting. The seminars took place in Walvis Bay, Ongwediva and Windhoek.

The attending students were invited from the University of Namibia, The Polytechnic of Namibia and the International University of Management.
According to the group’s Managing Director and labour relations academic, Mr Regto Ndemufayo David, the final year students were invited by his company as per its motto of serving the nation and in line with their key value of community and social upliftment.
The students delegatesgot an opportunity to understand the issues in real workplace labour relations and also had ample opportunity to network with possible employers for permanent job opportunities and internships.
David explained that the labour relations seminars that bring together employers and employees, aim to promote smart and sound labour relations in the workplace and ensure higher productivity to grow the economy to the most competitive in Africa, to help fight poverty as part of the national agenda.
According to the spokesperson, Josephine Hamwaama, the students were selected by their respective universities through referral by their Faculty Officers for the seminar training.
Although she could not reveal the companies that took part in the seminar she mentioned that “our employee clients at the Windhoek seminar came from several companies in the hospitality sector, engineering sector, medical practices as well as from parastatals.”
Hamwaama added that the training seminar is a continuous social responsibility project from Namibia Labour Consulting adding that the company is hosting the next training seminar at Hotel Destiny in Ongwediva this week Thursday and Friday.
Each attending delegate received substantial reading material and certificates in labour training upon completion of the seminar, courtesy of Namibia Labour Consulting.
David won the Development Bank of Namibia’s Business Innovation Award for the Go Safe ‘Eenda Nawa’ travel indemnity product which is set to launch as a mobile operated insurance product for commuters this year at the eCommerce Africa Conference to be held in Cape Town. Go Safe plans to launch the product by offering N$20 cover per trip to commuters with N$5,000 funeral cover and also an N$500 airtime contribution to the family for burial arrangements.