Namibian shipping sector donates containers to country’s health system

18 Jul 2021
One of the 40ft reefer containers recently donated to Namibia’s Ministry of Health and Social Services

 

The Namibian Ports Authority (Namport) in collaboration with shipping company Maersk and TransNamib, the country’s rail unit, recently donated six (6) 40 foot fitted-out refrigerated containers to the Ministry of Health and Social Services in that country.

This is in response to a need that came about as the country’s health system is being placed under immense pressure during the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. The containers will be placed at the following areas in Namibia and transported by TransNamib:

* Windhoek (2)
* Otjiwarongo (1)
* Rehoboth (1)
* Gobabis (1)
* Onandjokwe (1)

The trio hopes this gesture will in some way ease the current burden experienced by the Ministry. The containers comes with a tag price of N$ 1 million (R1 million).

Namport has contributed over N$ 1.5 million towards several initiatives over the past twelve months, donating over N$ 1.5 million towards medical facilities, equipment and protective gear to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

“As an entity, we realise that this enemy is not only the responsibility of government alone, but that we as a nation can only win this war if we all collectively join our efforts and resources in this fight against COVID-19,” said Namport in a statement.

“We continue to praise our brave health workers who, on a daily basis continue fighting in the front lines to save the lives of all Namibians. Namport remains committed to upholding its values of being committed, connected and caring.”

 

SOURCE: Africa PORTS & SHIPS

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