According to Namport’s commercial executive, Elisa Hasheela, during the 2020/21 financial year, the Namibian Ports Authority (Namport) has invested N$2.8 million to its social investment fund for projects aimed at bettering the lives of the Namibian nation.
Namport invests in community projects which include educational infrastructure, health infrastructure, medical equipment and other social needs through the Namport Social Investment Fund.
In its latest donation, the benefactor of the social fund was the Five Rand Primary School in the Otjozondjupa region. Namport donated two classrooms with worth N$300,000 to the school.
Irene Simeon-Kurtz, a trustee member of the Namport Social Investment Fund spoke, she said “We still believe strongly that there is a need for a collective and robust interventionist strategy to prepare the country for an uptake to helping many young Namibians grow into becoming active participating members of our economy.”
The funds main objective has been to be a good corporate citizen since its inception in 2006. It has since ploughed N$35 million back into the 14 regions of the country.
As Irene Simeon-Kurtz, NSIF Trustee member looks on, Caley Faustina, Deputy Minister of Education Arts and Culture officially inaugurated the two classrooms at the Five Rand Primary School in Okahandja.