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Namibians unite to help the homeless

Namibians unite to help the homeless

Entertainment Reporter

WHETHER you spot them standing by a random traffic light asking for lose change or with a ‘please help’ sign infront of retailers, the phenomena of homelessness in Namibia is a glaring issue and MTC, in conjunction with multiple companies, is addressing it.


Through this year’s MTC Knockout Project, the telecommunications hopes to make life more bearable for these vulnerable communities.


The telecommunications giant has announced that with only 3 days left to the much anticipated event, eight more corporate entities have thrown their weight behind the MTC Knockout Project through personality endorsements and donations.


MTC’s Chief Human Capital and Corporate Affairs, Tim Ekandjo, thanked all corporates who pledged their support to the project.


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TOUGH TIMES: Homeless people in Windhoek. Photo: Marthina Mutanga


Ekandjo revealed that through corporate endorsements, the project has to date managed to raise N$1 million, with the latest corporates jumping on board with donations of N$50,000 including Bank of Namibia, Momentum, Nedbank, Namport, MTN Namibia, and Profile Investment.


Salute Trading and Shangadi Cleaning Services donated N$20 000, while Renate Art and Beauty gave in-kind sponsorship.


Announcing Namport’s support, Hippy Tjivikua, CEO of the Walvis Bay Corridor Group, emphasised the importance of shelter, stating that “housing, shelter, the desire to sleep in a house, sense of belonging to a household is one of the most basic human needs that boost our dignity and self-esteem.”


Endorsed by Namport, Mitch and OC Ebs promised to deliver an electrifying performance come the night of the event.


MTN and Profile investment shared the same sentiments, highlighting that the issue of homelessness is big and needs collaborative efforts, hence the need to put corporate differences aside for a greater course.


MTN endorsed Esperance, who is performing as Maranatha, whilst Profile Investment endorsed businessman and comedian Lazarus Jacobs.


Announcing Nedbank’s sponsorship, Managing Director Martha Murorua said: “We need to improve the lives of Namibian people, and as a responsible corporate citizen we should look beyond the horizon, to extend a helping hand to those in need.”


Nedbank endorsed Maria Nepembe, who is performing as KP Illest.


Online viewing tickets are available on MTC service menu by dialing *682#, selecting ‘Bundles’ option, followed by option 5 “Knockout” and a ‘Yes’ confirmation at a cost of N$50.


This gives the buyer a return SMS with their Login details for the show, zero rated.


The online ticket is zero rated, which means that once you have purchased the online ticket, all you need is access to a smart device/laptop/computer and no data charges will apply to watch the concern online on the 3 October 2020.


Those who wish to watch it live from the theatre will be charged N$500.


Anyone can also choose to donate by sending the word “Knockout” to 222 at a cost of N$20.


All proceeds will go towards assisting the homeless.


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