Water for communities

18 May 2020 | Banking

Accompanied by departmental staff, Bank Windhoek’s executive officer of marketing and corporate communication services, Jacquiline Pack, visited the Moses ǁGaroëb constituency in the capital to assess the impact of water tanks donated to informal settlements.
Capricorn Group and Bank Windhoek donated 13 tanks, each with a capacity of 10 000 litres, to provide safe and clean water to residents. “As a connector of positive change, we believe that it is essential for us to take care of our community in which we operate. We thought it necessary to bring safe and clean water as closer as possible to communities where it is desperately needed,” Pack said.
In reaction, three community representatives, Maria Amutenya, Joseph Joseph and Thomas Shinana, thanked the bank on behalf of the residents.
Amutenya recalled that they used to experience challenges with access to water, which was only available at specific periods on a prepaid basis. “These tanks help us fight Covid-19 since we use the water for most cleaning and cooking purposes,” she said.
Joseph said that the community is happy with the water facilities and that they appreciate it. “This helps us. The City regulates the availability of water in the tanks every second day. We are indeed grateful and encourage Bank Windhoek to look into assisting with at least a few more of these facilities.”
Shinana, added: “With Covid-19 pandemic, the water tanks are helping us adhere to social distancing measures because there are fewer queues at water points now.”
Bank Windhoek’s donation supports the City of Windhoek’s Mayoral Relief Fund. Launched in 2016, the fund assists pensioners, people living with disabilities, child-headed homes, individuals in need of shelter or medical operations, victims of emergencies and disasters in the Khomas region.
The tanks are filled regularly and serve the densely populated Moses ǁGaroëb and the Samora Michel constituencies, which have limited access to essential services such as potable water and electricity.

Similar News

 

Covid: The REAL impact on the Namibian economy

1 week ago - 14 October 2020 | Banking

Windhoek • Ruusa NandagoAfter the first outbreak was reported in December 2019, the World Health Organisation officially characterised Covid-19 as a pandemic on 11 March...

Cleaner cooking at Omaheke feeding scheme

1 week ago - 13 October 2020 | Banking

FNB Namibia handed over 260 aprons to community members who on a rotational basis volunteer to prepare and serve meals to learners in the Omaheke...

FNB is ‘Best in Namibia’

2 weeks ago - 08 October 2020 | Banking

Global Finance voted First National Bank (FNB) is the best bank in the country at the magazine’s 27th annual awards for the World’s Best Banks.FNB...

Eiman takes reigns of DBN’s SME Finance

3 weeks ago - 01 October 2020 | Banking

Seasoned veteran of business finance, Robert Eiman, has taken over the reigns of the Development Bank of Namibia (DBN) SME Finance department.This move follows the...

DBN settles its first bond

1 month - 23 September 2020 | Banking

The Development Bank of Namibia settled DBN20 – the first bond that it issued under its N$2.5 billion Medium-Term Note Programme listed on the Namibian...

Bank announces executive level changes

1 month - 01 September 2020 | Banking

Bank Windhoek announced the appointment of Zenaune Kamberipa as its new Chief Financial Officer, effective 1 September 2020. Kamberipa will be taking over from James...

Katjaerua to lead BAN for next five years

2 months ago - 18 August 2020 | Banking

The board of directors of the Bankers Association of Namibia (BAN) announced the appointment of Brian Katjaerua as the organisation’s new chief executive for a...

Protecting yourself against cybercrime

2 months ago - 18 August 2020 | Banking

Windhoek • Johnny TruterWorldwide studies indicate that approximately five billion people were active internet users in July 2020 – equal to 59% of the global...

FirstRand appoints Kapeng as Treasurer

2 months ago - 05 August 2020 | Banking

FirstRand Namibia announced the appointment of Selma Kapeng (pictured) as the new Group Treasurer and member of the FirstRand Executive Committee, effective 1 October 2020....

Chapman to head RMB Namibia

2 months ago - 04 August 2020 | Banking

RMB Namibia announced Philip Chapman (pictured) as their new chief executive who will also serve on the FirstRand Namibia Executive Committee, subject to regulatory approval....

Latest News

Table Tennis rules the roost

1 day - 25 October 2020 | Sports

After seven months of no competition, the Namibia Table Tennis Association (NTTA hosted the annual Windhoek Open at the Wanderers Sports Club last weekend.Due to...

Making plans to mitigate disasters

1 day - 25 October 2020 | Events

The Namibia Red Cross joined government and the rest of the world in commemorating the International Day for Disaster Reduction, encouraging citizens and government to...

N$40 million for NWR

1 day - 25 October 2020 | Tourism

Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR) received at N$40 million grant from government in the FY2020/21 Mid-Year Budget Review and Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement. The last time...

NIIHA trails this weekend

4 days ago - 22 October 2020 | Sports

The Namibia Inline Hockey Association (NIIHA) hosts national time trials for junior and senior men and women at the show grounds in Windhoek from 23...

Cheaper to ‘tjaila’

4 days ago - 22 October 2020 | Transport

Taxi fares will decrease to the normal rate effective from midnight tonight, thanks to the easing of Covid-19 travel restrictions.Speaking at the Presidential Covid-19 public...

Keeping cyclists’ wheels rolling

4 days ago - 22 October 2020 | Sports

The RMB Elite Cycling team received cycling gear as part of an overall sponsorship of N$230 000. RMB Namibia has been part of the after-school...

Repo rate remains unchanged

5 days ago - 21 October 2020 | Economics

The Bank of Namibia (BoN) announced that the repo rate would remain unchanged at 3.75%, governor Johannes !Gawaxab said at the Monetary Policy Announcement in...

International recognition for Namibia's EIF

5 days ago - 21 October 2020 | International

The Environmental Investment Fund of Namibia (EIF) received a certificate of merit at the Karlsruhe Sustainable Finance Awards – an honour bestowed on financial institutions...

GIPF invests in home-grown asset...

5 days ago - 21 October 2020 | Economics

The Government Institutions Pension Fund (GIPF) announced the introduction of its incubation assets management programme, which commenced in 2019.The programme aims to address the need...

Load More