Fishing company donates to people with disabilities

22 July 2021 | Fishing

ENZO AMUELE

Kalifi Fishing has donated N$100 000 to the National Federation of People with Disabilities in Namibia (NFPDN).

As part of its corporate social investment programme, Kalifi's board of directors has identified the NFPDN as a beneficiary and the donated money has been used to set up a digital service facility at the federation's offices in Okuryangava, Windhoek.

The donation covered the purchase of computers, a printer, office fittings, furniture, technical support, miscellaneous equipment and funds to assist with the start-up phase.

Daniel Trum, chairperson of the federation, thanked Kalifi Fishing for the donation.

"We have been waiting for such an opportunity to come our way and finally it has come now," he said.

Trum said he had received calls from different fishing companies when quotas were awarded, asking him if the federation could be listed as a beneficiary in their proposals.

"Kalifi Fishing never approached us to be a beneficiary in their proposal, they only reached out to us once they were awarded a fishing quota. We are grateful for this opportunity as it is also an income-generating programme," he says.

According to Felicia Bolokoto, one of the directors of Kalifi, they decided to partner with NFPDN so that the federation is among key beneficiaries for the financial year 2020/2021.

"Kalifi is therefore delighted to know that the donation will mean that the federation can generate more income for itself, while also serving persons with disabilities and the wider community of Okuryangava," she said.

Public relations officer Rauna Kalola represented the ministry of fisheries and marine resources and said these were the type of partnerships the ministry would like to see.

"It has been our call and our minister's plea to all the fishing companies in the fishing sector to be doing exactly what Kalifi Fishing is doing today. The ministry is therefore pleased that Kalifi Fishing is adhering to its corporate social responsibility and it should be applauded," she said.

Kalola added that not everyone can get a fishing quota but the ministry believes that everyone must benefit from this national resource.

“Kalifi Fishing has set an example as a new entrant in the fishing industry to new and existing companies, and the ministry applauds Kalifi for this donation,” she said.

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