Date Posted: 25 August 2020To support national efforts, the Company sponsored N$ 9.9million to Government, for the procurement of 25 ventilation machines, 25 vital sign monitors and Personal Protective Equipment for frontline personnel. Due to the high global demand for such equipment, the merchandise ordered in April 2020 finally arrived in July 2020 and was handed over by Debmarine Namibia.
Additionally, through the joint Debmarine-Namdeb Foundation and partnerships with local government, funds have been raised to support local health authorities and projects aimed at education and hygiene. This includes;
1. Financial support to the town of Lüderitz to set-up an ICU facility. Previously, there was no such facility and patients needing intensive care were flown to Windhoek,
2. Sewing materials and machines were donated to a community women’s sewing programme who are now producing fabric masks for sale,
3. Support to the Tippy Tap project implemented by the Development Workshop Namibia