The Wesco Group Namibia has donated 30 tons of cements valued at around N$ 70 000 to the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture in the Oshikoto region for the benefit of nine schools.
According to the Operations Manager of Wesco Waste Management, Mark-Anthony Nangoro, more similar donations will be made in the nearby future as there are still more batches of cement to be removed from the current supply. The donation comes from the Wesco Waste Management division. Omena Primary School, Oshikandailawa Primary School, Elavi Primary School, Namutidha Primary School, Okalumbu Combined School, Omukwiyugwemanya Secondary School, Ekulo Secondary School, Amateta Primary School and Amen Combined School in the Onankali, Omuthiya, Oshigambo, Onyaanya, Onathinge Oshivelo, Onkumbula circuits respectfully are to benefit.
Nangoro says the donation is part of the company’s corporate social responsibility, adding that they are committed to playing a role in contributing towards the development of the community and surroundings.
Furthermore, the programme supports the four societal pillars of environmental, philanthropic, ethical and economic sustainability with the overall objective being a good corporate citizen endeavouring at significantly impacting the livelihoods of all countrymen and women across Namibia, he adds.
The Oshikoto Regional Education Director, Aletta Eises, expressing gratitude, says the donation will help with the growth and development of schools in the region. “The donation will help with the growth and development of our schools, the country, and the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals and Vision 2030,”Eises says adding that the region is proud and blessed to be associated with the Wesco Group.
The company comprises two entities, the Engineering and Hazardous Waste Management, servicing the marine and mining industries countrywide and has a rich heritage dating back to 1986. The company says its main branch is in Walvis Bay with others in Windhoek, Otjiwarongo, Tsumeb, Lüderitz and Oranjemund. They mainly focus on the oil recycling business, with a strong focus on the management of oil-related waste. In addition to oil collection and recycling, they also provide cleaning and fuel storage solutions.
“We have the mandate to further recycle in whichever way we deem fit as the waste then becomes Wesco Property”. In other words, we legally dispose of it at sites identified by the Ministry of Environment,” Laetitia Fransman Wesco Group Namibia Head of Marketing says.