Oshikoto prepares for presidential visit

The Oshikoto Governor, Hon Henok Kankoshi (middle), Oshikoto Regional Councillor Sacky Nangula (second from left), Dundee Precious Metals employees Isai Nekundi (left) the Manager of Administration and Stakeholder Affairs, Hans Nolte (second from right), the General Manager, and Martin Ndengu (right), the Control Administrative Officer of the Oshikoto Region. In front is Barcelona Plaatjies, the Acid Plant Manager at Dundee Precious Metals.

President Dr Hage Geingob is expected to visit the Oshikoto Region later this month. In preparation for this visit, the Regional Governor, Hon Henok Kankoshi last week visited the region’s largest commercial concern, the smelter in Tsumeb, as part of an extensive familiarisation tour.

The visit provided Governor Kankoshi with an extensive overview of the operations and performance of the Tsumeb smelter so that he can in turn brief President Geingob.
“The President is touring the nation, and before he arrives here we are undertaking various visits to stakeholders in the region,” Governor Kankoshi said during his smelter visit. “The regional governors’ office will brief the president on the regions’ challenges, achievements, and opportunities in line with the sustainable capacity-building initiative the president is steering.”
Hans Nolte, Vice President and General Manager of Dundee Precious Metals Tsumeb, together with Isai Nekundi, Dundee’s Manager for Administrative and Stakeholder Affairs, and Barcelona Plaatjies, Manager of the smelter’s new sulphuric acid plant, hosted the governor and his delegation. The visit featured a presentation and a tour of the production areas, including the recently commissioned N$3.4 billion acid plant.
“We are eagerly anticipating the President’s visit to the region to share with him what Dundee has achieved since acquiring the Tsumeb smelter five years ago and to lay before him our vision for the future,” Nolte said. “We also want to reaffirm our commitment for stability, prosperity, and sustainability as well as Dundee’s intention to expand and maintain good corporate relations with local, regional, and national authorities.”
Governor Kankoshi expressed his appreciation to the management of Dundee Precious Metals Tsumeb for the warm welcome and hospitality during this visit.
President Geingob is scheduled to tour Oshikoto region in mid-October. As part of his itinerary, he will meet with regional office bearers, traditional authorities and business leaders.