Rössing donates towards Swakopmund fire victims - the first mining company
(17 June 2010)

Rossing donates

Zebra Kasete, General Manager, Corporate Services of Rössing Uranium Limited, handing over a cheque of N$100 000 to Her Worship, the Mayor of Swakopmund, Councillor Germina Nadpua Shitaleni and Swakopumnd town Councillor, Priscilla Kavita.

Earlier this week Rössing donated N$100 000 to the Swakopmund Emergency Fund in aid of the fire victims in Swakopmund's Mondesa suburb who lost all their possessions and shelter in a fire last month.

Rössing's General Manager Corporate Services, Zebra Kasete, said at the official hand- over of a cheque to the Mayor of Swakopmund: "The donation is to give support to our fellow residents in Swakopmund who tragically lost their houses and belongings in a recent fire. A disaster of this nature always has a significant impact on the livelihood of people, and they need support in any possible way.

"Our impact on the communities in which we operate stretches further than our financial contributions, as many people and businesses within the Erongo Region depend on Rössing through employment and buying of goods and services."

Kasete added that Rössing is aiming to be the number one corporate citizen in Namibia and Rössing is well known for its community support initiatives, especially through the Rössing Foundation's educational and other programmes.

He emphasised: "The value of this donation may seem small, but please accept that it comes with all the good wishes of every Rössing employee."

Accepting the donation on behalf of the community, the Mayor of Swakopmund, Councillor Germina Nadpua Shitaleni said, "Rössing is the first mining company to donate to the affected community." She thanked Rössing for the donation and for continuously "Working for Namibia" through the company's commitment to community programmes and donations.

Earlier this month Rössing's Peer Educators also donated clothes and blankets to the Swakopmund Emergency Fund in aid of the affected families.



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