By Confidente Reporter
FNB Namibia has pledged N$80 000 towards the annual Crayfish Festival, which will take place from 26 April to 02 May in Lüderitz.
FNB Lüderitz Branch Manager, Lincoln Meissenheimer at the handover highlighted that FNB Namibia was founded in 1907 with its first established branch based in the town of Lüderitz, some 111 years ago.
“For us it is thus extremely valuable and important to apply our Corporate Social Responsibility in the town where our roots are deepest.”
Meissenheimer said that since the introduction of the Crayfish Festival in 2008, great publicity has been generated for the town locally as well as internationally, and this has resulted in increased tourists who in turn contribute positively to the growth of the tourism sector in Namibia and overall Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
The branch manager added that the event also ensured economic growth in the town and improved living standards of the local community.
“We realise that Namibia remains in a recession and as such we are happy to assist local development, thereby accelerating prospective growth initiatives in Namibia.”
FNB will promote several banking services and products on cost effectiveness while ensuring flexible banking for customer convenience through secure channels at the festival.
“The biggest drive will include the registration of our Self-Service channels such as Cellphone Banking, On-line Banking and the banking App,” Meissenheimer noted.
While FNB Namibia also continues to encourage saving despite the tough times Meissenheimer said, “Given Namibia’s current economic status, it is imperative for customers to invest surplus disposable funds. This allows our customer to save for something special or a long-term goal at a generous interest rate.
“Investment options attract interest according to the period of investment and there is a great variety to choose from at FNB Namibia.
“We look forward to assisting everyone at the Festival and invite all Namibians to come and enjoy this event in the great town of Lüderitz from 26 April to 2 May.”
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