Support for Erongo Covid Task Force

Tackling the third wave

06 July 2021 | Local News

Tommie Gouws; Managing director; “We chose the Task Force because it can be more responsive and flexible than a large organisation…”

Swakopmund


Orano Mining Namibia donated N$50 000 to Ciske’s Covid Task Force in the Erongo region, to assist in the battle against the Covid-19 third wave outbreak.

Despite being a non-operating mine under care and maintenance, Orano Mining Namibia felt it wanted to support the battle against this disease within the Erongo region and to make a difference by contributing locally.

Following an investigation of various options, the company decided to support Ciske’s Covid Task Force, established by Ciske Howard, the chairperson of the Erongo regional council.

The private initiative brings together medical personnel and members of the business community on a voluntary basis and focuses on home-based care.

Also, once orders are received, the task force will assist with vaccine dispensing to help ease the pressure on government health facilities in the region.

“We chose the task force because it can be more responsive and flexible than a large organisation for on the ground interventions that can help alleviate some of the immense pressure our government facilities are under. It also draws together some of the best medical and business people in our region, and it provides an important link between the public and private sectors in this crisis,” Orano Mining Namibia’s managing director, Tommie Gouws, said.

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