By Business Reporter
AREA business manager of FNB Namibia far north, Tomas Iindji has reiterated the bank’s commitment in supporting the pillars of the Harambee Prosperity Plan (HPP).
Addressing delegates at the handover of low cost houses to beneficiaries in Tsandi – 12 houses in total – where First Lady Monica Geingos was in attendance, Iindji explained that the bank had committed itself to focusing on the development and protection of the economy, society and environment in which it operates.
“The Harambee Prosperity Plan, Namibia’s development map aimed at leading the country towards prosperity, calls for the construction of 20 000 new houses nationwide. While at its core the plan translates into a country where no one dies of hunger, where citizens have access to decent shelter and to basic amenities, such as safe drinking water, quality education, basic health services and a sustainable income to afford the necessities of life.
“As a responsible business, FNB Namibia shares this vision – evident in our 4P strategy based on four key components namely; People, Partnerships, Sustainable Profit and Planet. We have committed ourselves to focusing on the development and protection of the economy, society and environment in which we operate. We have various channels we achieve this through, which are our own internal practices and policies, the FNB Foundation and the staff volunteer programme.
“One of the most important roles our business will play is aligning with government developmental plans in achieving Vision 2030, either through partnerships such as these, or support of specific developmental projects. At FNB Namibia we believe in effective partnerships for a sustainable future. We aim to not only partner with other corporates and NGOs but with the Government as well to solve our nations pressing challenges. Affordable housing is one such challenge – and that is why we are proud to be part of this initiative, and applaud the work done so far to build these houses,” he explained.
Constructed by the Shack Dwellers Federation of Namibia the feat was possible in collaboration with Ohorongo Cement, the Pupkewitz Foundation and NEO Paints.
“On behalf of the FNB Namibia Foundation Trust, I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the Shack Dwellers Federation of Namibia for identifying the dire need in our community and for working towards making a change.
“While the measure of success has been varied during these trying economic times, the exceptional and defining feature of our country has to be the fact that, regardless of the challenges, our willingness to strive for continuous improvement in the life prospects of our people remains unshakeable.
“This March we will celebrate 27 years of independence in Namibia, and if we can see more of such initiatives prompted by public-private partnership and community involvement, we will surely enjoy lasting peace and economic stability, and put the final nail in the coffin of poverty,” Iindji concluded.
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