Windhoek – As the country rallies behind President Hage Geingob’s call to alleviate poverty, Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR) saw the need to do its part in assisting the president’s war on poverty.
On November 10, NWR’s managing director Zelna Hengari, along with some of her team members, travelled to the town of Opuwo in the Kunene Region to make a donation to the governor Angelika Muharukua.
At the same occasion, it was pleasant to note that the Ministry of Gender Equality and Child Welfare was also present and was delivering equipment to the community of Opuwo as part of its income-generating initiative. This initiative aims to cultivate a culture of entrepreneurship among communities in order to create employment opportunities, as well as strengthen the earning capacity of community members.
It was during the handover ceremony of some food items, clothes, old linen and towels from some of the NWR resorts that the governor Muharukua commended NWR for its efforts. She was overjoyed due to the fact that this was not the first time NWR was making such a donation.
The governor assured the community members present that the donation would be given to the councillors to ensure they each go to the deserving beneficiaries.
At the same occasion, the Minister of Gender Equality and Child Welfare Doreen Sioka applauded Hengari for her efforts in assisting the government. She encouraged all other female CEOs and MDs to emulate the example of Hengari.
Hengari thanked and assured the community that NWR was doing this in order to do its part as a responsible corporate citizen. “President Dr Hage G. Geingob has been calling on business community members and individuals to all do their part in order to eradicate poverty within Namibia. It is for this reason that as a company we saw the need to gather things we could contribute towards deserving communities within Namibia. We therefore encourage all other companies, whether big or small, to see what they can do in order to uplift the different communities within Namibia,” said Hengari.