Cattle county to host Global United Climate Kick tourney
Her Worship Ms. Lea Iipinge, Mayor of Gobabis, has expressed her town’s excitement about the 2017 FNB Global United Climate Kick, which will take place in Gobabis from 15 to 18 March.
The Global United Football Club Namibia started in 2010. The 2010 event was used as a forerunner to the Soccer World Cup hosted in neighbouring South Africa. In April 2011, the objective shifted to bringing about positive environmental change in the communities.
The Mayor of Gobabis said the initiative will create a better understanding of the role citizens play in combating climate change by participating in this event and actively play their part in safeguarding the environment.
“Everyone is very excited, aabout the event and it will also present Gobabis residents with an opportunity to personally interact with their respective international and local football heroes and legends,” she added.
“With this year’s event in Gobabis themed “Play Your Part” in the environment, FNB Global United Climate Kick 2017 – Gobabis should focus on creating a better understanding of the role residents can play in combating climate change, creating a very healthy and harmonious living environment, and the sustainable way of using our limited natural resources effectively,” she said.
According to the Mayor the Municipality of Gobabis was busy engaging different stakeholders including local schools, the business fraternity and the general Gobabis community, to make this event bigger and better than ever before.
“The Public Relations Officer is busy reaching out to the public through the local community radio station, Omaheke Radio Station, and the Namibia Broadcasting Corporation (NBC)’s indigenous radio stations to encourage the community to get involved. Local Schools are also busy establishing and reviving their respective School Environmental Clubs, to engage them in various environmental activities and projects.”
Revonia Kahivere, Corporate Social Responsibility Manager at FNB Namibia added: “FNB’s strategy is based on 4 P’s of which one is the planet which includes the development and protection of our environment. Through the wonderful game of football, we wish to convey a positive environmental message while at the same time enjoying the skills that the international legends and our own local football players bring to us.