Windhoek, 20 September 2022 – The Shack Dwellers Federation from Katjinakatji and Murarani received a donation of zinc (roofing materials) to the value of N$ 50 000 at a handover ceremony held at the Mankumpi Constituency Office.
The handover took place on the 13 September 2022, under the theme “Provision of housing to the needy is a shared responsibility”.
The two shack dwellers associations of Katjinakatji and Murarani were established in 2021 with the aim of saving money in order to construct brick houses for 10 beneficiaries. Similarly, the beneficiaries also identified destitute persons who were unable to contribute towards the federation to also benefit from housing assistance.
Telecom Namibia Head of Corporate Communications and Public Relations, Nomvula Kambinda said as a responsible corporate citizen, Telecom Namibia is cognizant of the fact that the Government cannot meet the needs of all citizens alone. She added that the organisation understands the role it plays in society and thus decided to provide the much-needed assistance to the communities of Katjinakatji and Murarani. “Telecom Namibia is aware of the plight of the destitute and needy members of our society and understand that access to affordable housing/shelter is a basic human right, and not a privilege. Adequate housing is essential to one’s sense of dignity, safety, inclusion, and ability to contribute to the fabric of our neighbourhoods and societies. We hope that this donation brings relief and makes a difference to lives of the Katjinakatji and Murarani communities. It warms our hearts to know that we can make a difference in the lives of our fellow citizens. Similarly, we hope our contribution inspires other businesses to come onboard by donating to various vulnerable communities across the country,” Kambinda said.
Hon. Lukas Sinimbo Muha, Regional Councillor at the Mankumpi Constituency in the Kavango West Region, thanked Telecom Namibia for the donation and assured the organization that this donation will be put to good use by ensuring that the inhabitants of these communities receive the much-needed shelter.
Telecom Namibia remains committed to the social and economic growth and development of the people of Namibia. Telecom assures its stakeholders and the Namibian community that Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is an integral part of the company’s corporate culture. “By carrying out our corporate and social responsibilities we strive to build and foster harmonious relationships and provide benefits to the communities in which we operate,” Kambinda said.
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