Rössing Uranium donates N$200 000 to Government of Namibia for fight against coronavirus
(20 March 2020)

As a responsible business CNNC Rössing Uranium is supporting the Namibian Government’s initiatives to contain the spread of the Covid-19 in Namibia.

"Today, we are making a donation to the Government of Namibia in support of Namibia's fight against the Coronavirus," said Rössing Uranium's Managing Director, Johan Coetzee. "We trust that the N$200,000 donation to the Government of Namibia will strengthen the Government’s actions against the Coronavirus" he emphasised at the handover ceremony in Windhoek today.

He said: "Let me assure the Government of Namibia that CNNC Rössing Uranium is doing all we can to stop the spread of the virus by way of an emergency response plan for the mine with various actions to prevent the spread of the virus among our employees and contractors." The Company introduced a Covid-19 Emergency Response Plan (ERP) which follows a fourphased approach towards managing the Covid-19 outbreak. The ERP remains dynamic as it is adapted to changing circumstances.

In a statement on behalf of the Executive Director of Health and Social Services, Mr Ben Nangombe, read by Mrs Maria Kavezembi, Incident Manager, he thanked Rössing Uranium “for the immeasurable support in the fight against COVID-19 in Namibia.”

“I would like to call upon all stakeholders in the sectors of health and social welfare services, to put efforts together so that we succeed in making Namibia a better place, by coming up with similar gestures, as part of their corporate social responsibilities. N$200 000 is a lot of money and every cent of this donation will be accounted for and spent on this emergency case of COVID-19,” he said.

CNNC Rössing Uranium's Managing Director, Johan Coetzee (second from right) and Manager Partnerships, Communication and External Relations, Daylight Ekandjo (right), with Mrs Maria Kavezembi, Incident Manager (second from left) and Mr J Mudjuu, Deputy Director Information Technology (left) from the Ministry of Health and Social Services.