MTC Knockout Project acquires two more sponsors

Standard Bank Namibia through its HeForShe initiative has pledged N. dollars 50 000 towards the MTC Knockout Project against gender-based violence.

The boxing fundraising event, which will see Namibian personalities battle it out in aid of organisations that fight gender-based violence, takes place on 12 October.

On Tuesday, Standard Bank announced that it is pledging N. dollars 50 000 towards the participation of local radio personality Matthew Mappz Kapofi.

In a speech read on his behalf Standard Bank Chief Executive, Vetumbuavi Mungunda said women and girls have become androphobic in their own homes, workplaces, schools and in their own country.

It cannot be true that we have accepted it as a way of life that our sisters, mothers, wives, girlfriends and female colleagues cannot enjoy their God-given and constitutional freedom as human beings, said.

He further noted that if Namibians start from the premise of empowering its women and girls, and simultaneously educate their boys and men about the need for equality, they will derive great dividends as a society.

Achieving gender equality is thus a moral duty, a business imperative, and just plain common sense. Women embody more than half of Namibia's talent, skill, energy and more than half of its purchasing power, Mungunda said.

Speaking at the same event, Social Security Commission Senior Manager for Corporate Communication and Marketing, Unomengi Kauapirura who also pledged N. dollars 50 000 towards the participation of Station Manager at Eagle FM Joseph Tuhafeni Ailonga better known as Jossy Joss, said that with their participation for this cause they are urging men to amplify the conversation with the different hashtags that are circulating on social media.

MTC's Chief Human Capital and Corporate Affairs Officer, Tim Ekandjo during the Press Conference announced that local personality Luis Munana will due to unforeseen health reason no longer participate during the fundraising event, however, Munana is replaced by GIPF's acting general manager of marketing and stakeholder's engagement Amos Kambonde.

Source: Namibia Press Agency