Omulenge Fisheries has handed over brickmaking equipment worth about N.dollars 60 000 to the youth forum of the Okaku Constituency.
The forum then identified the Iitanga village site where the brickmaking project will be stationed.
Omulenge board member Jesaya Mutota said they are prepared to assist the people of Iitanga village with all the necessary support.
Mutota stated that the donation is part of their social corporate responsibility of ensuring that they empower the disadvantaged people in their community.
‘We recognise that the natural resources of the land belongs to all Namibians, and this is why we are here, and this handover therefore must not be regarded as a donation, but rather as a dividend declaration to you the youth of Iitanga village,’ he said.
He added that these are the fruits of the natural resources of their country, and they owe it to their forefathers for making this possible.
Mutota explained that Omulenge Fisheries is a 100 per cent Namibian company, with 13 shareholders comi
ng from previously disadvantaged groups, including people from marginalised communities, veterans of the liberation struggle and people living with disabilities.
Mutota indicated that their shareholding structure covers about 57 per cent of the 14 regions, having shareholders in the Oshana, Oshikoto, Ohangwena, Omusati, Kunene, Otjozondjupa and Khomas regions.
In his acceptance speech, Oshana Governor Elia Irimari expressed his gratitude to Omulenge Fisheries for the donation, saying it will go a long way in empowering the youth in the region.
Irimari indicated that it is his hope that the youth make good use of the donation and maximum profit for their own good.
Source: The Namibia Press Agency