HIGHLIGHT: VISIT TO STATE HOUSE
HIGHLIGHT: VISIT TO STATE HOUSE 2019
The Rössing Foundation has been implementing programmes and projects in partnership with the Government of the Republic of Namibia since independence.
The partnership approach is based on the Deed of Trust that directs the Rössing Foundation Board of Trustees to seek partnership and funding from private and public sectors, including national and international donors to broaden its mandate in improving quality of life of Namibians through capacity strengthening in education, agriculture, local authority support, small-scale mining and smalland medium enterprises.
Therefore, in 2019, the Rössing Foundation Board of Trustees, with the support from the Department: Partnership, Communication and External Affairs of Rössing Uranium mine, paid a courtesy visit to His Excellency Dr. Hage Geingob, the President of the Republic of Namibia.
The objective of the visit was to sensitise State House on the role the Rössing Foundation plays in supporting Government programmes, as well as to sensitise State House on the possible impact of Rössing Uranium’s sale to China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC).
The reaction of the team of State House officials that attended the briefing with the President was: “We knew that the Rössing Foundation has been working with communities in Namibia, but what we did not know is the extent of its work and impact.”
The event was covered extensively by both electronic and print media, attesting to the success of the visit.
The President further engaged the former Chairman of the Rössing Foundation, Hon. Asser Kapere, after the courtesy visit and reiterated to him that Rössing Foundation remains a core partner with the Government of Namibia in the development of Namibians.