Rössing Uranium Limited and Rio Tinto pledge N$1 million towards sustainable intervention in managing potential flood impacts in the northern parts of Namibia
(8 September 2011)
Rössing Uranium, in partnership with its parent company, Rio Tinto, pledges N$ 1 million to the Namibian Government as support to the regions affected by the floods. Our wish is that the funds should go towards preventing future loss or further reconstructions due to floods in the northern part of the country.
The company made this announcement this morning at the office of the Prime Minister at an event that was officiated by the Deputy Prime Minister, Honourable Marco Hausiku and attended by Chris Salisbury, the Managing Director of Rössing and his Manager of External Affairs, Jerome Mutumba.
Recently Namibia has experienced unprecedented floods in the North that have brought hardship to many people and the company deems it necessary to play its part as a responsible corporate citizen to work towards finding a sustainable solution.
According to Chris Salisbury, “the company wants to jump start a programme or intervention that is sustainable to curb future impacts of flooding” and thus resulting in a sustainable benefit for the affected communities.
It is against this background that Rössing Uranium Limited and Rio Tinto are pledging a donation of N$1 million - each making N$500 000 available - towards assisting the flood victims.
Moving forward, the company will work jointly with the Office of the Prime Minister to identify how and where the funds will be utilized.
Manager External Affairs