Rössing Uranium donated two boreholes to the Ûiba-Ôas Co-operative, today, 13 September 2022.
Speaking at the official handover, Rössing Uranium's Managing Director Johan Coetzee said the challenge of access to water has been a major concern in the area for some time. "And through Rössing Uranium's involvement via its Corporate Social
Investment vehicle, Rössing Foundation, various stakeholders were engaged in our quest to resolve the water supply challenge faced by this community.
He said given the mine's long-standing relationship with the Ûiba Ôas Community, dating as far back as 2004, Rössing could not ignore their situation hence a decision was made to invest in the drilling and installation of two boreholes to secure water supply to the community. "We believe our investment will contribute greatly to their future livelihood.
Also speaking at the occasion, Erongo Regional Council Chairperson, Benitha Imbamba said, there are more than 200 people living at and benefiting from the Ûiba-Öas Crystal Market settlement, all without access to direct running portable
The investment by Rössing Uranium stands at about N$760 000. "The boreholes will be pumping about 500 litres of water an hour to the community which amounts to 4000 litres a day, from the installed 8hrs a day solar power." Imbamba expressed gratitude to Rössing Uranium for the generous donation of the boreholes, which will ensure that the water challenges previously experienced by this community is now a thing of the past.
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