Ekandjo Salutes Old Mutual

The Minister of Youth, National Service, Sports and Culture appreciates the complimentary role played by the business community in promoting and sponsoring social activities, particularly sport.

Jerry Ekandjo said this during the 2014 Old Mutual Victory Race Series awards’ ceremony in the capital on Tuesday.

“Old Mutual is a much renowned and involved corporate citizen, active throughout Namibia, and today I’m pleased to highlight your commitment to valuable social transformation initiatives such as the much-anticipated, highly-supported Old Mutual Victory Race running event,” he said.

Throughout the 14 years of the Victory Races, Old Mutual has invested more than N$4.2 million in promoting a healthy lifestyle and supporting the development of Namibian athletes.

Old Mutual, Managing Director Sakaria Nghikembua said their organisation supports the victory race for nation-building.

“We support the race because sports keep people healthy and fit. Sports create complete and robust human beings. For the younger generations, sports make students great winners. Sports bring people and communities together. Sports create competitive minds, and sports can create jobs and support livelihoods,” he stated.

Meanwhile, Uveni-Nawa Kuugongelwa and Alina Armas each received N$15 000 plus trophies as overall winners in the men’s and women’s races, respectively.

Johannes Naitembu, who ended second overall, received N$10 000, and Simon Shipingana received N$5 000 for ending third overall in the men’s category.

Women’s category runner-up, Anna Amutoko, and third-best runner Helena Iipinge, received the same prizes as the men.

In the junior category, Kornelius Nghilyeende and Rondengud Gustafsson walked away with scholarships worth N$12 000 each.


Source : The Namibian