New Era (Windhoek)

3 December 2012

Namibia: RCC/MCC Donate School Items

Katima Mulilo — The RCC/MCC joint venture, a partnership between the Roads Contractor Company (RCC) and a Chinese contractor company, MCC, donated 1000 school bags and stationery to learners from communities living along the Singalamwe/Kongola/Linyanti and Liselo roads in the Caprivi Region.

Handing over the donation through the Caprivi regional council, Chief Executive Officer of RCC, Engelhard Haihambo, reiterated his company's continued commitment to social responsibility.

"The RCC/MCC joint venture has been awarded this project to contribute to the social upliftment of the people and the development of the Caprivi Region. We shall deliver the road and all its related works on time, in compliance with the best quality and within the technical and cost targets of the project. The RCC/MCC joint venture as part of its social responsibility programme, is committed to supporting the communities along the road by making tangible contributions," said Haihambo.

Haihambo further said the joint venture attaches great importance to education as a catalyst for development and human capital formation. "We are highly aware of the role the education of our children means to the development of our national human capital. We are sure that this donation will also reduce some financial obligations on parents. These are supporting tools to school children to excel in their studies," Haihambo said.

Accepting the donation, Governor of the Caprivi Region Lawrence Sampofu said he was gratified by the gesture and applauded the joint venture for its continued support for regional development.

"The regional council did not ask for a donation from this joint venture, but they donated on their own in order for education to prosper. Government alone cannot do it, therefore we are thankful to RCC/MCC for meeting government halfway. RCC has also provided employment to our people, not only in Caprivi but Namibia at large. This shows RCC/MCC is committed to the upliftment of our people," Sampofu said.

Sampofu, who requested communities living adjacent to the roads under construction to render their support to the project, said he wants the donated items to reach their intended beneficiaries.

"I want to urge the education directorate to make sure that the items donated reach the intended beneficiaries. The vulnerable children to benefit should be identified. The traditional authorities should urge their communities to render their support. Let's work together and embrace projects that are brought by government," appealed Sampofu.

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