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Mining SOEs donate N$35 million for drought relief

Mining SOEs donate N$35 million for drought relief

Zorena Jantze

MERELY a few days after the lives of two men were lost in the Ohangwena region while trying to dig a well to access water due to the ongoing severe drought in the country, State Own Enterprises (SOEs) in the mining sector have stepped up to the plate, contributing a total of N$35 million to mitigate the bleak state of affairs in the country.

EMERGENCY ASSISTENCE: The Deputy Minister of Mines, Kornelia Shilunga flanked by representatives from the donating Enterprises. Photo: Zorena Jantze

Namdia and Nampower both contributed N$15 million, while the Chamber of Mines contributed N$5 million, and handed over their signed cheques to the deputy minister of Mines and Energy, Kornelia Shilunga.

“The Head of State called on all Offices, Ministries, Agencies (OMAs) and other stakeholders to mobilise and ensure the provision of necessary drought relief assistance to the affected communities. In the same vein, Tom Alweendo, Minister of Mines and Energy has extended the call to our agencies and stakeholders to donate towards the relief of drought. In response to this call, our companies have come forward to support the government in the efforts of contributing to the fund responsible for allaying the threats of drought,” Shilunga said.

The deputy minister in conclusion extended her profound gratitude to Namdia, Nampower and the Chamber of Mines for hearing the call of President Geingob.

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