Husab mine fence empowers OMK Civils
Swakopmund – A substantial tender for the fencing of the Husab mine has been awarded by mine operator, Swakop Uranium to a civils company owned by a woman.
This week, the mine’s owner, Swakop Uranium announced it has awarded the tender for fencing in the mine site to a woman-owned civils contractor, OMK Civils. The company is owned by Yvonne Samson-Johannes.
Mr Zheng Keping, Swakop Uranium CEO commented “It is part of Swakop Uranium’s desire to work hand in hand with the National Agenda of the Government and the Harambee Prosperity Plan to provide more meaningful and empowerment opportunities in the mining industry for females, in particular previously disadvantaged groups and to reduce unemployment in the youth categories. Swakop Uranium will provide full support to OMK Civils to increase their construction management and technical capacity during the course of the project”.
OMK Civils was established to provide services in the areas of civil construction and infrastructure services. The company is located in Windhoek with satellite offices in Eenhana and Katima Mulilo.
Samson-Johannes said “Securing this contract is a much appreciated opportunity after numerous attempts to get a foothold in the male-dominated construction market. This will strengthen our contracting experience and empower OMK Civils in the civil engineering construction sector.”
Close to 50 workers will be employed to complete the 9,5km fence over a three-month period.