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Okahandja to host FNB Global United Climate Kick 2018

Okahandja to host FNB Global United Climate Kick 2018

FNB Namibia launched the 2018 FNB Global United Climate Kick in Okahandja last week. This year’s campaign will also run a school environmental competition for learners in Okahandja, as well as a tree planting initiative for the community from 8 to 10 March.

Present at the launch of the event was the Minister of Environment and Tourism, Pohamba Shifeta and the Mayor of Okahandja, Councilor Johannes Hindjou.

The initiative seeks to bring about positive environmental change in the communities in which the Bank operates, while at the same time creating awareness on climate change, and the environment as a whole.

The Bank has been part of this initiative for the past eight years and over the years approximately 70,000 scholars have been made aware of various environmental issues.

“This year the Global United Climate Kick will be hosted in the ‘Garden Town of Namibia’ – Okahandja, and we find it fitting that this beautiful town, with its quaint atmosphere stooped in history and tradition, forms the backdrop for a time of great football, and comradery in climate change mitigation. If everybody plays their part by picking up litter, recycling, saving water and more – all over the world, the planet can become a better place to live in,” said Gert Smit Ivallene Maasdorp, FNB Okahandja Branch Manager.

Hindjou, on his part invited the whole Okahandja community and beyond to join the initiative and said the benefits are very important to the larger community of Okahandja.

“Remember that we all are affected by climate change and if we don’t hold hands and address this issue with people and organisations we will fail as nation. I have been part of this as a former player for some time now. We visited many places here in our beautiful country and I have to say I know much more about the importance of caring for our environment,” Hindjou concluded.

Caption: Gert Smit -Branch Manager, First National Bank and Councilor Johannes Hindjou, Mayor of Okahandja shook hands during the launch.



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