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NNPC receives N.dollars 36 000 for Tokyo preparation

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The Namibia National Paralympic Committee (NNPC) on Tuesday received a cheque of N.dollars 36 000 from Namib Sand Fishing as part of their preparation for the 2021 Tokyo, Japan Paralympic Games.Speaking at the handover in Windhoek on Tuesday, Namib Sa…

The Namibia National Paralympic Committee (NNPC) on Tuesday received a cheque of N.dollars 36 000 from Namib Sand Fishing as part of their preparation for the 2021 Tokyo, Japan Paralympic Games.

Speaking at the handover in Windhoek on Tuesday, Namib Sand Fishing’s chairperson Matty Amweelo said the sponsorship comes as part of their company core initiative to support and motivate social programmes that are aimed at uplifting the Namibian nation, especially sport programmes and assisting institutions that are in need to upgrade sportsmen and sportswomen in Namibia.

“We were fortunate to meet the Namibia National Paralympics team and we made efforts to learn who they are and what they want to achieve,” he said.

“We then realised that they care about the community and they are making a difference in people’s livelihood and mostly they are contributing to a better Namibia, that’s why we believe through this sponsorships we are starting a long-lasting relationship,” Amweelo added.

Receiving the cheque NNPC Secretary-General Michael Hamukwaya said the sponsorship comes at the right moment, when the organisation needs more funds for its athletes who qualified for Tokyo to prepare well.

“The government alone cannot manage to fulfil all athletes’ needs and we need more sponsors to come on board so that we can prepare the athletes well. The preparation starts at the training area and a lot of things are involved when you prepare them,” he said.

Currently Namibia has been allocated four slots by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and await the final announcements for more sport slots on 06 June 2021.

The Paralympic Games will start on 18 August and end on 04 September 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.

Source: Namibia Press Agency