Rössing Uranium donates to the Namibian Police and The Motor Vehicle Accident Fund of Namibia
(9 November 2007)

At a special event in Swakopmund Rössing donated two vehicles to the Namibian Police to the value of N$300 000 and made N$62 000 available to The Motor Vehicle Accident Fund of Namibia to acquire Drager Breath Screen units. Rössing's Manager External Affairs, Mr Jerome Mutumba, said that Rössing had a long association with the promotion of Namibian's well-being through various community projects, sponsorship and donation programmes.

In 2006 the combined value of the various corporate social investment programmes of both Rössing uranium and The Rössing Foundation, amounted to about N$24 million. “This year, more than double this amount has been remarked to various programmes in the field of capacity building, education, environment, health and recreation, and we are planning to even further increase our contributions so that we can be the best corporate citizen in Namibia.”

Mr Mutumba said that as in the case of Rössing, where safety, health and environmental best practices are followed, both the Namibian Police and The Motor Vehicle Accident Fund have the safety of the general public at heart, and to effectively carry out their tasks they are in need of Rössing's support. The Motor Vehicle Accident Fund Chief Executive Officer, Mr Jerry Muadinohamba, said the MVA is supporting the Xupifa Eemwenyo programme under the auspices of the Namibia Ministry of Works, Transport and Communication, along with various organisations investing resources in education, enforcement, emergency and engineering to improve Namibia's road safety.

Namibian Police Deputy Commissioner, Generaal du Toit, said that Rössing is no stranger when it comes to law enforcement and the promotion of road safety. “Rössing is well-known and commended for their commitment and partnership in the promotion o road safety, the enforcement of the road traffic and transport legislation and the prevention of road traffic accidents.”

Deputy Commissioner du Toit said that the positive step taken by Rössing will further enhance police operations and equip the Namibian Police Traffic Unit to be more visible and vigilant on the national roads to prevent and detect violations that contribute to accidents. Rössing Uranium is a member of the Road Safety Forum in the Erongo Region. Erongo Region Governor, Mr Samuel Nuuyoma, said that the “Don't Drink and Drive” policy should be strictly enforced to keep our roads safe.

Issued by:
Jerome Mutumba, Manager External Affairs, Rössing Uranium