Drought and poverty – one and the same

From the left are Mr. Japhet Iitenge: Director : Disaster Risk Management Unit in the Office of the Prime Minister, Hon Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Mrs. Rosalia Muashekele-Sibiya, a member of the Dundee Advisory Council and Mr. Isai Nekundi, Dundee Precious Manager Stakeholder Affairs.

Dundee Precious Metals Tsumeb, the operator of the smelter in Tsumeb, last week donated two hundred thousand dollar to the Namibian Drought Relief Fund. At a ceremony in the Office of the Prime Minister in Windhoek, Isai Nekundi, the company’s Manager for Stakeholder Affairs said the donation is aligned with one of Dundee’s core value, Community Investment.

“Dundee strives to be a responsible corporate citizen and is proud to be part of the Namibian house, the house which is faced with various needs and social challenges, such as drought.” He further said that the current drought is notable and hardship is experienced by people and animals alike in many parts of the country. “Dundee Precious Metals Tsumeb understands this reality and the need to contribute to the drought relief fund” he said.
The donation was received by the Deputy Prime Minister, Hon Netumbo Nandi – Ndaitwah, who expressed her appreciation for the support and contributions from partners like Dundee. The minister used the opportunity to call upon other stakeholders to follow the examples set by those companies who support the fund.
Nekundi, further stated that drought affects everybody including Dundee Precious Metals Tsumeb, its employees and their families. Therefore, the company is joining hands with other corporate citizens to be part of the fight against drought and poverty.