WALVIS BAY - Mack Fishing donated N$500 000 to five charity organisations – three of which are from the resource-endowed Erongo Region.
The consortium consisting of Ehika Fishing, Paragon Seafood Products, Reho Fishing and Starlite Fishing and Doros Fishing donated N$300 000 to the Narraville Old-Age Trust, Promised Land in Kuisebmond and Blue Boys Soccer Club at Swakopmund.
Each of the three recipient organisations received N$100 000. The remaining N$200 000 is yet be allocated to two deserving charities. The donation to the Narraville Old-Age Trust will be used to build an old-age home in the Narraville township of Walvis Bay.
The Municipality of Walvis Bay earlier this year made available N$2 million towards that end. Promised Land is an organisation that feeds at least 250 orphans and unprivileged children in Kuisebmund, while also rendering other essential services to needy children.
Speaking on behalf of Mack Fishing, Desmond Amunyela said the consortium saw a need to plough back into the community as part of the company’s social responsibility.
“This was one of the requirements on which government earlier this year allocated fishing rights and quotas. It is also our responsibility to participate in the social development of the less fortunate,” Amunyela said. He urged the recipients to manage the funds allocated to them responsibly. The Mayor of Walvis Bay, Derek Klazen, on behalf of the recipients, thanked the consortium for assisting the less fortunate members of the community.