Namdeb donates to road safety campaign

WINDHOEK; The Namibian Diamond Mining Company (Namdeb), has on Thursday donated N.dollars 40 000 to the annual Christmas Road Safety campaign.

The campaign is spearheaded by the Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA) Fund, the Namibia Red Cross Society and the Namibian Police.

The money will be used for fuel for emergency vehicles during the festive period.

The company made the donation in Windhoek during the celebration of Namdeb’s 20th anniversary.

Namdeb also donated 70 two-way radios to the value of N.dollars 22 000 to seven accident prone regions as identified by the campaign.

The regions are Erongo, Kavango East/West, Khomas, Oshana, Oshikoto and Otjozondjupa.

Namdeb’s Chief Executive Officer, Inge Zaamuani-Kamwi, said the contribution is her company’s humble way of supporting the 2014/2015 efforts of creating awareness of the dangers on the national roads, for all road users.

On Thursday, Namdeb hosted an information sharing session for various stakeholders.

The session formed part of the mining giant’s activities centred around commemorating 20 years of the of the partnership between Government and De Beers which came into being on 24 November 1994.

At the information-sharing session, renowned Namibian economist, Daniel Motinga gave a perspective of the contribution that diamond mining has made to Namibia’s economy over the last 20 years.