22 April 2020
Executive Director in the Office of the Prime Minister, I-Ben Nashandi, welcomes the donation, calling it an "act of patriotism"
Nedbank Namibia's Acting Managing Director, Richard Meeks, has announced that the Bank is donating N$1,000,000.00 (one million Namibia Dollars) to aid Government’s efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
"Given the unprecedented situation that we find ourselves in as a country, it is imperative that we act swiftly to support our communities in any way that we can, particularly considering the impact of the pandemic on those who may have limited means," said Meeks. "We have always been on a continued drive to build a better society and support individuals, families and communities who are vulnerable, at risk, or less fortunate, and the COVID-19 pandemic has amplified our commitment and resolve in this respect."
The Executive Director in the Office of the Prime Minister, I-Ben Nashandi, says the Government of the Republic of Namibia is firmly focused on mitigating the challenges caused by COVID-19, and called on all citizens to comply with measures introduced to curb the spread of the virus.
"In this light, Nedbank Namibia"s donation is an act of patriotism. Undoubtedly, this donation will assist Government's efforts to set up and equip temporary medical facilities and procure additional personal protective equipment for health workers," said Nashandi.
The Nedbank Acting MD has further said that they will be announcing additional measures to support vulnerable communities shortly. "As a responsible corporate citizen, Nedbank Namibia has always had the protection of our country's pristine natural beauty and heritage at heart, and we will certainly be looking at ways to support communities that have been deriving income and livelihoods from tourism," Meeks remarked.
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