Arandis textile factory to be revived

ARANDIS: The employees who lost their jobs at Dantago clothing factory in Arandis last year, will soon be employed again when the factory reopens this year.

The 427 employees, of which only two are men, found themselves on the streets with no money to support their families when the factory closed in February 2014.

The closure was caused by the termination of the contract between Dantago and the factory’s sole client, the Woolworths Group.

Speaking to Nampa on the sidelines of the official opening of the third Arandis Investment Conference and Uranium Festival on Friday, Arandis Town Council Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Florida Husselmann said the garment factory will reopen soon.

She said after the closure, the town council, Government, Erongo regional governor Cleophas Mutjavikua and business people in the region discussed the matter and found a solution to it.

Husselmann said the idea is to bring in different partners to financially support the project and ensure that people have jobs. She noted that it is too soon to reveal who will be involved in the running of the factory as such information will only be made public once everything is ready.