Rössing Uranium donates container for storage

Boost for fire victims

10 September 2021 | Local News

Daylight Ekandjo; Manager of corporate communication; “As a business, we value the health and wellbeing of … our employees...”

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China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) Rössing Uranium donated a container worth N$47 000 to the Swakopmund municipality, that will be used to store food donated for fire victims.

According to CNNC Rössing Uranium manager of corporate communications Daylight Ekandjo, the mining giant did not hesitate jump on board when the sponsorship request landed on their table.

“What impacts the community, impacts CNNC Rössing Uranium. We are part of this community and therefore cannot shy away from the realities and challenges faced by our people.”

She added that as a business, Rössing values the health and wellbeing of not just its employees but are equally committed to delivering support to the communities in which it operates.

“As a responsible employer, CNNC Rössing Uranium will endeavour to support where possible, initiatives such as these aimed at enhancing the livelihood of our communities,” she said.

Councillor Claus Goldbeck said the donated container signified a victory and brought council a step closer to where it wants to be.

Swakopmund mayor Louisa Kativa that the donation arrived at an opportune time.

“The fire brigade is growing and storage has become minimal. Storing items at our office where there is not a secure space, also posed a problem. We thus reached out to Rössing Uranium and through their gesture, now have enough storage to welcome donations for fire victims and vulnerable community members.”

She added that community members are in dire need of necessity items.

“Having realized this, council was urged to implement several activities to address the challenges faced by community members, especially the fire victims. As a result, the Office of the Mayor purchased food parcels and items to assist community members in need.”

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